Mexican drug lord’s mansion auctioned off by government, raises $3 million for coronavirus relief

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A luxury villa owned by a Mexican drug lord has sold for more than $3 million at auction, with that money set to assist in the fight against COVID-19.
The mansion, which was owned by Amado Carrillo Fuente, was sold by the Mexican government.
Fuentes died in 1997 after a plastic surgery operation to change his appearance to avoid capture by authorities went wrong.
The front driveway entrance gate to the villa
The front driveway entrance gate to the villa (Indep Official)
He was nicknamed ‘Lord of the Skies’ because of his ability to successfully traffick drugs in large quantities using his fleet of private planes throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
The Mexican government is using the funds generated from the auction to help aide the nation’s public health service during the coronavirus pandemic.
The kitchen in the multi-million-dollar villa
The kitchen in the multi-million-dollar villa (Indep Official)
The auction also included items that had been confiscated by police, such as cars, planes jewellery and homes, and used the slogan “Buy goods to do good”, encouraging wealthy buyers to help the government use the proceeds of criminal activity for the betterment of its people.
The swimming pool at the villa
The swimming pool at the villa (Indep Official)
All up, the items and mansion fetched $6.9m.
The front view of the villa
The front view of the villa (Indep Official)

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The drug lord’s property, which is in Álvaro Obregón, includes a wine cellar, swimming pool, expansive gardens and a jacuzzi.