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Drug lord Vicente Carrillo Leyva denied early release by federal judge

June 30, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Drug lord Vicente Carrillo Leyva denied early release by federal judge El dia de ayer la PGR y la SSPF, detuvieron en la Ciudad de MŽxico a Vicente Carrillo Leyva, hijo del extinto narcotraficante Amado Carrillo Fuentes, mejor conocido como "El Se–or de los Cielos", quien fuera lider del C‡rtel de Ju‡rez. 2 DE ABRIL DE 2009, MEXICO, D.F. FOTO: OCTAVIO GOMEZ

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A federal judge in Mexico has denied an application for early release from prison submitted by Vicente Carrillo Leyva, also known as “El Vicentillo,” Proceso reported.

He is the son of the legendary leader of the Juarez Cartel Amado Carrillo Fuentes, also referred to as “El Señor de Los Cielos” or “Lord of the Skies.”

Carrillo Leyva was arrested while jogging in a Mexico City park and was sentenced to seven years in prison for money laundering back in 2011.

The application was submitted on behalf of the cartel prince just days after the Mexican government’s implementation of sweeping judicial reforms which allow detention orders for anyone accused of committing crimes not associated with violence, such as with weapons or explosives, felony murder, rape, drug trafficking, torture or against members of law enforcement.

Vicente Carrillo Leyva application was denied by a federal judge in Mexico

Vicente Carrillo Leyva application was denied by a federal judge in Mexico

The new reforms, which were rolled out on June 18th, no longer consider money laundering as a crime of gravity, any persons deprived of their liberty can request a court review by a judge who could grant an inmate’s release on precautionary measures, such as bail or probation.

However, Judge Ruben Dario Noguera Gregoire from the Tenth District Federal Court for Criminal Proceedings denied Carrillo-Leyva’s application, ruling that benefits provided under the new law cannot be applied to trials before the date the reforms were enacted.

Carrillo Leyva was first arrested in Mexico City back in 2009. He was initially acquitted of money laundering charges but was found guilty on weapons charges.

Vicente Carrillo Leyva is the son of the late Amado Carrillo Fuentes, known better as "Lord of the Skies," leader of the Juarez Drug Cartel, recognized as one of the richest drug traffickers of all time

Vicente Carrillo Leyva is the son of the late Amado Carrillo Fuentes, known better as “Lord of the Skies,” leader of the Juarez Drug Cartel, recognized as one of the richest drug traffickers of all time

He was rearrested upon his release from prison in 2010 on a new round of money laundering charges and was subsequently sentenced to seven years. He currently remains in the custody of the Puente Grande Prison in the Jalisco State and is now scheduled to be released on October 2018.

Carrillo Leyva entered the drug trafficking business against the advice of his father, who had sent him to study at the most expensive private universities in Mexico, Spain, and Switzerland.

Amado Carrillo Fuentes earned his nickname because of the large fleet of 747 jets he utilized to transport massive amounts of cocaine from South America. He is regarded as one of the ten wealthiest drug traffickers of all time with an estimated net-worth of over $25 billion.

The lord of the skies died in 1997 following extensive plastic surgery to alter his appearance.

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