Police chief Jorge Armando Pavon Reyes was on the scene and after a short armed stand-off allowed Quintero to flee, to the incredulity of watching DEA agents. Two badly decomposed bodies, found today on a ranch southeast of Guadalajara, were tentatively identified as a kidnapped United States drug agent and a Mexican who sometimes worked as his pilot, United States officials announced. You can unsubscribe at any time. He had called at 1.30pm from his office at the American Consulate in Guadalajara where he worked as a Drug Enforcement Agency special agent. The trial of Alvarez, a Guadalajara doctor, and Ruben Zuno Arce, a brother- in-law of former Mexican President Luis Echeverria, has strained relations between the United states and Mexico. And the former director of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Francis M. Mullen, who recently resigned, publicly accused the Mexican judicial police of protecting one of the chief suspects in the case, Rafael Caro-Quintero, and of allowing him to escape by plane from Guadalajara. A Mexican-born naturalized United States citizen, Mr. Camarena Salazar joined the drug agency in 1974 and was posted to Guadalajara in 1980. He found Kiki's desk in disarray and notified the consul general.
But that did not help the DEA at the time - the trail to find Kiki went cold. Under interrogation, they revealed that Rafael Caro Quintero and another drug boss Ernesto Fonseca were at the house where kidnapped Kiki was held. The house belonged to vicious drug lord Miguel Felix Gallardo. In the back of mind I was hoping he just got tied up and nothing abnormal. Drugged, beaten and tortured with a cattle prod, he had repeatedly passed out and been revived with injections administered by a doctor. Alvarez was kidnapped by U.S. operatives in Mexico and brought to the United States for trial. His body and that of his pilot, Alfredo Zavala Avelar, were found buried at a remote ranch in Mexico several weeks later.
Kiki's body was flown back to the US where he was buried with full military honours. United States officials have declined to specify what he was investigating at the time of his kidnapping. Narcos: Mexico, launching as a new original series on Netflix this year. On April 4, 1985, officers raided a house in Costa Rica and Caro Quintero was found and extradited to Mexico. No stone was left unturned and DEA agents used extreme measure to subvert Mexican "justice" to get the killers. On March 2, agents drove to the small town of La Angostura, in the state of Michoacán, but the judicial police had beaten them to it. 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Inside plates of half eaten food and drinks were abandoned, indicating that the occupants had left the house in a hurry right before the arrival of the authorities. 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If the identification is confirmed, Mr. Camarena Salazar, who was 37 years old, would be the first American drug agent slain in Mexico since the United States and Mexico began their joint antinarcotics efforts in the early 1970's. We were so close to going home.”. They said the two men appeared to have been dead about three weeks. Its destruction signed Kiki's death warrant. ", She said: "I waited and waited. The DEA were given sight of a letter claiming a farmer had kidnapped Kiki by mistake and he was being held at a isolated farm called El Mareno. A U.S. official, who asked not to be identified, said an autopsy showed that the pilot, Alfredo Zavala Avelar, had been buried alive. The kidnapping of Mr. Camarena Salazar and the ensuing investigation has been a source of tension between the United States and Mexico. In total, seven people were given a total of 30 life sentences plus 2,000 years in prison. The ranch where the bodies were found was the same one where Mexican investigators said they engaged in a shoot-out last Saturday with people they suspected were drug traffickers. LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A Mexican doctor’s fingerprints were found on plastic bags in the house where U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena was tortured and slain in 1985, an FBI forensics expert testified. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. They hared a living area designed for 600 prisoners, and made their own penthouse, complete with nice beds, TV's VCRs, liquor, music and good food. A Mexican-born naturalized United States citizen, Mr. Camarena Salazar joined the drug agency in 1974 and was posted to Guadalajara in 1980. Gallardo remains in maximum-security facility in Mexico. Mexican authorities protested, but the U.S. Supreme Court held the kidnapping did not violate a U.S.-Mexico extradition treaty. He was true to his word. I finished eating, paid my bill and went back home. The two bodies, bound hand and foot and wrapped in plastic bags, were discovered early this morning at the edge of El Mareno ranch in Vista Hermosa in Michoacan State. Yorkshire Ripper's little brother describes dark past growing up with serial killer, EXCLUSIVE: Carl Sutcliffe was once dropped from a window by his evil elder sibling Peter, now 74 and seriously ill, This scam's so obvious that a blind man could see it on a foggy night, Google was paid to put advert for investment con at the top of online searches. His story - and that of the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s - is told in the new season of Netflix's Narcos: Mexico. "Even if I'm only one person, I can make a difference," he said. The couple and their two children had been in Mexico for more than four years while Enrique or 'Kiki' tracked marijuana and cocaine drug traffickers. Mr. Zavala Avelar, a pilot employed by the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, is a friend of Mr. Camarena Salazar and occasionally flew him on drug missions. His wife Mika lives in the US and says: "I still ask myself why? Enrique "Kiki" Camarena Salazar (July 26, 1947 – February 9, 1985) was an American intelligence officer for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The Attorney General's spokesman, Francisco Fonseca, said one body was dressed in gray pants and a yellow shirt and the other was nude. '', See the article in its original context from. The police arrived at the ranch, 70 miles from Guadalajara, on Saturday to investigate a tip that the two missing men might be found there, according to the Mexican Attorney General's office. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems; we are continuing to work to improve these archived versions. Collins said under cross-examination he could not tell when Alvarez’s fingerprints were placed on the dry cleaning bags and that no prints from the doctor were found anywhere else in the house. DEA officers raced to intercept him but corrupt local cops got there first. The Government press agency Notimex quoted local officials in Zamora in Michoacan State, where the bodies were first taken, as having said that both showed signs of beatings and that one had a fractured skull. In March of 1985, the bodies of Enrique “Kiki” S. Camarena and Alfredo Zavala Avelars were found in Michoacán state which is located just southwest of Jalisco. She called his colleague Victor "Shaggy" Wallace but he asked: “Didn't he meet you for lunch?”. He died to save us all."
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