NAVOLATO, SINALOA (August 15, 2020). — Prosecutors in northern Mexico say that gunmen have killed a son of legendary drug lord Amado Carrillo Fuentes.
The father, better known by his nickname “El Señor de los Cielos” (The Lord of The Skies), for his habit of transporting shipments of drugs on jet airliners, allegedly died in a botched plastic surgery in 1997 (some think that the man faked his own death).
Prosecutors in the northern state of Sinaloa said on Friday, August 14th that his son, Julio César Carrillo, was found shot to death at a house in the city of Navolato, Sinaloa. The killing apparently happened on Thursday, August 13th.
After the death of the elder Carrillo Fuentes, his brothers and some sons continued operating the Juarez drug cartel, based in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, right across the border from El Paso, Texas.
For years, the Juarez cartel was locked in a turf war with the rival Sinaloa cartel, which had pushed into Chihuahua state. But in recent years, the Juarez cartel’s armed enforcement wing, known as “La Linea,” has split off and began operating on its own. No suspects or motive in the killing were immediately announced.
Source: Associated Press