Working undercover in the states is risky enough, but when your assignment is working in a foreign country the risk increases tenfold, as was the case with Enrique Camarena.
After his military service he became a police officer in his hometown. InCamarena moved to the agency's Fresno office, and inhe was assigned to their Guadalajara office in Mexico. Camarena was tortured at Gallardo's ranch over a hour period, then murdered.
His skull, jaw, nose, cheekbones and windpipe were crushed, his ribs were broken, and a hole was drilled into his head with a power drill.
He had been injected with amphetamines and other drugs, most likely to ensure that he remained conscious while being tortured.
Under pressure from the U. After presentation of the government's case, the judge ruled that there was insufficient evidence to support a guilty verdict, and charges were dropped. The case eventually reached the U.
According to the three men, the CIA was collaborating with drug traffickers moving cocaine and marijuana to the United States, and using its share of the profits to finance Nicaraguan Contra rebels attempting to overthrow Nicaragua's Sandinista government.
The nationwide annual Red Ribbon Weekwhich teaches school children and youths to avoid drug use, was established in his memory. Camarena Foundation was established in Camarena's memory.
As part of their ongoing Drug Awareness program, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks awards an annual Enrique Camarena Award at local, state and national levels to a member of law enforcement who carries out anti-drugs work.
The memorial is located in the halls of the department, where Camarena honorably served.
Several books have been written on the subject.Jul 29, · Fonseca, who was convicted in the kidnapping, torture and murder of DEA agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, has nearly 10 years remaining on his year sentence. Wrong doctor may have been tried in Camarena case.
By. withheld evidence indicating the wrong Mexican doctor may have been tried in the murder-torture of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena. Michael Malone’s “The Enrique Camarena Case - A Forensic Nightmare. This 7 page report discusses a report written in by FBI Special Agent Michael P.
Malone about the kidnapping, torture and murder of year-old Enrique Camarena, an agent working underground for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. Enrique S. "Kiki" Camarena (July 26, – February 9, ) was a Mexican-born American undercover agent for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) who was abducted on February 7, , and then tortured and murdered, while on assignment in Mexico.
Case Study Analysis: The Enrique Camarena Case The Enrique Camarena Case – A Forensic Nightmare.” Malone, M. P. (, September). The Enrique Camarena case – A forensic nightmare. Enrique Camarena-Salazar, an agent for the Drug Enforcement Admin- istration involved in an undercover investigation of Mexican narcotics smugglers, disappeared outside of the American consulate in .