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Mexico set to release another culprit of infamous drug agent murder

September 30, 2015
Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo was convicted for his role in the murder of DEA agent Enrique Camarena at this property in Guadalajara in 1985.

Don Neto was convicted for the 1985 murder of DEA agent Kiki Camarena at this home in Guadalajara.

One of the godfathers of Mexican drug trafficking looks set to see out the last ten years of his sentence in the comfort of his own home after a federal court granted him permission to be held under house arrest earlier this month.

Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo, better known as “Don Neto,” was one of the most prominent leaders of the Guadalajara Cartel, Mexico’s first dominant drug-trafficking organization, throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

He was arrested in Puerto Vallarta in 1985 and sentenced to 40 years of imprisonment for his role in the abduction, torture and murder of DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in Guadalajara earlier that year.

One of the most infamous crimes in the history of Mexico’s drug war, the killing provoked the largest manhunt in DEA history and soon led to the breakup of the Guadalajara Cartel…

Click here to read this article in full at Latin Correspondent. 

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