Sentenced to 28 years’ imprisonment, one of the major Mexican drugs traffickers

In Mexico, Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, a major drugs trafficker has been condemned to a prison sentence of 28 years.

Fuentes is aged 58 and assumed leadership of the criminal drugs cartel Juarez in 1997 after the sudden death of his brother Amado in that year. This happened as he was undergoing an operation to change his appearance and the doctors responsible for the operation were murdered shortly after.

Amado Fuentes took over the leadership of the group after he killed its former leader Rafael Aguilar Guajardo.

Under his leadership Juarez became the largest criminal group in Mexico and exported cocaine to the United States. The group also became embroiled in a war against another criminal group, that of “El Chapo” Guzman and resulted in hundreds of deaths.

The sentence handed down to Vicente Carrillo Fuentes took into consideration the time he has already spent in prison.

The United States had offered $US5 million for his capture before his arrest in 2014.