Amado Carrillo Fuentes was a Mexican drug lord who seized control of the Juárez Cartel after assassinating his boss Rafael Aguilar Guajardo. He died in a Mexican hospital in 1997 after undergoing extensive plastic surgery to change his appearance.
The Mexican TV station Televisa, nearest to the legislature, refered to sources at the doctor’s facility as saying the drug lord, whose total assets was evaluated at $25bn, may have been murdered by a deadly injection, or an almohadazo, suffocation by a cushion held over him by a bodyguard. The Mexican every day, La Jornada, said a “hit” requested by US DEA specialists was a standout amongst the probably hypotheses, picking 4 July as a strong hint to other fugitive drug lords. DEA officials denied involvement.