Amado Carrillo Fuentes’ son was murdered in Sinaloa

Sinaloa authorities didn’t confirm the victim’s identity until days later

Amado Carrillo Fuentes’ son was murdered in Sinaloa
Authorities confirmed 36-year-old Julio César Carrillo was shot dead - Photo: File photo/EL UNIVERSAL
English 16/08/2020 14:11 Javier Cabrera Martínez / Corresponsal Sinaloa Actualizada 14:24
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Sinaloa authorities confirmed the man murdered on Thursday night was in fact Julio César Carrillo, the son of infamous drug lord Amado Carrillo Fuentes, aka “El Señor de los Cielos.”

The local prosecutor’s office launched an investigation after the man was murdered outside his home. Authorities also confirmed 36-year-old Julio César was shot dead.
   
Julio César is one of the four children fathered by Amado Carrillo Fuentes.

When the crime was first reported, Sinaloa authorities didn’t confirm the victim’s identity. 

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Amado Carrillo Fuentes

​​Carrillo Fuentes was one of the most notorious drug traffickers of all time. He was the most powerful drug lord in Mexico in the 90s, thanks to his use of private airplanes to transport large amounts of drugs. 

The kingpin gained the nickname "The Lord of the Skies" after he became the first kingpin to use private airplanes to transport cocaine.

He died in July 1997 after undergoing extensive plastic surgery to change his appearance.

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The Carrillo Fuentes Drug Trafficking Organization

Amado Carrillo Fuentes served as the head of the Carrillo Fuentes Drug Trafficking Organization until his death in July 1997, when Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, also known as "El Viceroy," who was Amado Carrillo Fuentes's brother and trusted lieutenant, became the leader of the Carrillo Fuentes Drug Trafficking Organization. Under both Amado Carrillo Fuentes and the defendant Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, the Carrillo Fuentes Drug Trafficking Organization received multi-ton quantities of cocaine in Mexico from the Norte del Valle Cartel in Colombia, as well as other cocaine suppliers. 

The Carrillo Fuentes Drug Trafficking Organization arranged for the transportation of cocaine through the Juarez-El Paso corridor into the United States, including to New York, Texas, California, and Illinois. 

From the 1990s and until 2004, the Carrillo Fuentes Drug Trafficking Organization was closely aligned with the Sinaloa Cartel, one of the largest and most powerful drug trafficking organizations in the world. Members of the Sinaloa Cartel shared investment in drug shipments, the use of transportation infrastructure, and corrupt official contacts to facilitate the transfer of drugs through Mexico and into the United States. 
 
The Carrillo Fuentes Drug Trafficking Organization also imposed a tax on other drug trafficking organizations that used the Juarez-El Paso corridor to smuggle drugs into the United States. In 2004, the Carrillo Fuentes Drug Trafficking Organization split from and entered into a war with the Sinaloa Cartel. This war, which the Carillo Fuentes Drug Trafficking Organization continued to wage over the next decade, included a violent battle for control of the Juarez-El Paso corridor. 

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