Mexican Drug Lord Goes on House Arrest After Years in Prison

Mexican Drug Lord Goes on House Arrest After Years in Prison

Dangerous Criminal OUT OF PRISON – Is House Arrest Enough?

( – A drug cartel tortured and murdered US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in 1985. In 1989, authorities finally jailed Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, Mexico’s most prominent drug trafficker at the time, for the DEA agent’s murder. However, 33 years into his 40-year sentence, he’s no longer going to be behind bars. Here’s why.

On Tuesday, September 13, officials announced the drug lord, also known as “jefe de jefes,” meaning “boss of bosses” because he founded the Guadalajara cartel, could finish his sentence on house arrest. Gallardo, blind in one eye and deaf in an ear, is apparently too sick for prison personnel to treat. According to a report from CBS News, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador supported the decision, highlighting the “delicate situation” and stressing that prisons don’t have the facilities to care for the former kingpin.

Reuters reports that the federal prosecutor’s office is challenging the decision, but the move remains for now, despite Gallardo being an incredibly well-connected criminal. He was one of the first to connect Columbia with the rest of South America to establish trade routes for illicit drugs. However, according to the news agency, López Obrador has been known to support the release of inmates who are sick or elderly, and he suggested last year that he might be willing to let Félix Gallardo be released.

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