In later years, some have argued that Mexican operatives working for the CIA were involved in Kiki Camarena’s death, according to El Pais. Quintero eventually fled to Costa Rica with his girlfriend and was arrested April 4, 1985 and was later sentenced to 40 years in jail for Camarena’s murder. NARCOS: MEXICO Official Trailer "Agent Kiki Camarena" (HD) Michael Pena SeriesSUBSCRIBE for more TV Trailers HERE: https://goo.gl/TL21HZ He gave his life for his work. Following his oath of office, administered by presiding Superior Court Judge David Danielsen, Camarena Jr. prompted smiles and laughter in a low-keyed acceptance speech in which he explained the strategy behind building his prosecutorial career. Amazingly, Gallardo was only recently sentenced in the death (he’d been sentenced before but a retrial was ordered; he never left prison after 1989, though). Enrique Camarena Salazar. “I grab a little bit from one supervisor, I grab a little bit from another, and added on to me to become who I am today,” he said, as his former colleagues in the district attorney’s office nodded appreciatively along with his family and friends. Narcos: Mexico shows the growth of the Guadalajara Cartel, pieced together through sheer will and gumption by a man named Felix Gallardo out of warring factions. And I'm ready for it.". Quintero eventually fled to Costa Rica with his girlfriend and was arrested April 4, 1985 and was later sentenced to 40 years in jail for Camarena's murder. Michael Peña plays DEA Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in Season 1 of Narcos: Mexico. She started the Enrique S. Camarena Educational Foundation in 2004 exactly for the purpose. Caro Quintero was the subject of Drug Enforcement Administration investigation after agents tipped the Mexican military, leading to the raid of a 2,500 acre marijuana farm. Kiki Camarena is a DEA agent heavily featured in Narcos: Mexico on Netflix. Camarena opens the show in a scene that shows he’s been abducted. (I.R.A) – History & Background, Kiki Camarena – The Brutal Torture & Death of a Narc, Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo, The Loyalist Mod – Death of a fella Mod and a Catholic Friend, True story behind Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico, Aberfan Disaster 21st October 1966: 116 children and 28 adults killed, A signed copy of my book ? Camarena held other positions in law enforcement before joining the DEA. In June, Los Salazar kidnapped 10 men, including a professor who was mistakenly identified, and dumped their dead bodies on a highway stretch that connects the cities of Caborca and Sonoyta - about 90 miles south of the Mexico-California border. Camerena was an undercover DEA agent that was captured and tortured by a cartel in the 80s. “I wanted to find out what made the guy tick, and I did a lot of research and thank God I spoke with Mika (Camarena’s wife),” he told Newsweek. Caro Quintero's Caborca Cartel is known to be operating out of Caborca, Sonora, about 90 miles from the Mexico-California border. He was also a veteran, having joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1968, according to a DEA biography of him. He’s been in custody since 1989, however. About DEA Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena. Hundreds have been left dead as a result of clashes between the 68-year-old's cartel and the son's of one of his former underlings with the Guadalajara Cartel, whose storied rise and fall was well documented in the Netflix series. A special unit was dispatched to coordinate the investigation in Mexico, where government officials were implicated—including Manuel Ibarra Herrera, past director of Mexican Federal Judicial Police, and Miguel Aldana Ibarra, the former director of Interpol in Mexico. It was his end, and his new cartel’s end, and it was El Chapo’s beginning (the eventual drug lord is first seen in the beginning of Narcos: Mexico in all his humble beginnings as a driver for a Sinaloan drug lord). The statements allegedly cane from three men who worked as security guards for Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo – the a drug lord who was convicted of ordering Camarena’s death. Want to make a difference? It's not clear what his relation to Quintero's cartel is. Several books have been written on the subject. Later Thursday, another former prosecutor recently appointed to the local judiciary by Gov. Published: 18:52 GMT, 9 November 2020 | Updated: 20:19 GMT, 9 November 2020. Caro Quintero has been at odds with El Chapo’s three sons, Jesús Alfredo Guzmán, Iván Archivaldo and Ovidio Guzmán López, known as Los Chapitos, who have been tasked with keeping the Sinaloa Cartel’s day-to-day operations afloat while their father serves a life sentence at super maximum security jail in the United States.