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Mexican drug capos want the good life even in death with luxurious narco-mausoleums

October 17, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Mexican drug capos want the good life even in death with luxurious narco-mausoleums

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Drug capos in Mexico are getting buried in luxurious mausoleums replete with wireless internet, air conditioning and gold-plated caskets, proof that they are literally taking their illicit riches with them to the grave.

Arturo Beltrán Leyva, a deceased leader of the Mexican criminal organization that bears his surname, is buried in a gold coffin. A few meters away lies the altar of Ignacio “Nacho” Coronel, a top boss of the Sinaloa Cartel who was killed in 2010 during a shootout with the Mexican Army.

It is adorned with a few bottles of tequila, a painting of Our Lady of Lourdes, and some metal sculptures of horses and roosters. Up a flight of stairs, there’s a living room, a bedroom, and a bathroom.

These are just some of the notable drug traffickers who chose the Jardines del Humaya cemetery as their final resting place, reported Milenio.

BLO boss Arturo Beltran Leyva COST: 650,000.00 Dollars. WIFI / SATELLITE TV, A / C / 2 ROOMS / KITCHEN / ARMA.

BLO boss Arturo Beltran Leyva COST: $650,000.00 Dollars. Equipped with: WIFI / Satellite T.V., A / C / 2 Rooms /Kitchen

Brother of El Chapo, ARTURO GUZMAN, COST: 1,200,000.00 A / C / SURVEILLANCE / MULTIPLE ROOMS

Brother of El Chapo, ARTURO GUZMAN, COST: 1,200,000.00. Equipped with A / C / Surveillance / Multiple rooms

INES CALDERON, COST: 550,000.00 Dollars DOME / A / C / SECURITY.

INES CALDERON, COST: $550,000.00 Dollars Equipped with a Dome ceiling / A / C / Security.

The Mexican newspaper also visited the mausoleum of Arturo Guzmán, brother of the notorious drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. His is modest compared to the most ostentatious mausoleums on site, which can reportedly cost over $300,000.

The cemetery is located in Mexico’s southwest state of Sinaloa, where both the Beltrán Leyva Organization and the Sinaloa Cartel have their roots.

The cartels worked together before a bitter feud pitted them against each other in the late 2000s. But apparently, these animosities haven’t prevented them from sharing what one news outlet dubbed a “narco-cemetery.”

Sinaloa Cartel capo FELIX MANUEL TORRES "El Loco". COST: $ 340,000.00 Dollars. Air Conditioning / Kitchen and Alarm.

Sinaloa Cartel capo FELIX MANUEL TORRES “El Loco”. COST: $ 340,000.00 Dollars. Equipped with Air Conditioning / Kitchen and Alarm.

AMADO CARRILLO, (Lord Of the Skies) COST $490,000.00 Dollars, fits Up to 50 people /SEPARATE CHAPEL included

Juarez Cartel boss AMADO CARRILLO, (Lord Of the Skies) COST $490,000.00 Dollars, fits Up to 50 people /Separate Chapel included

AMADO CARRILLO, COST 490,000.00 Dollars Up to 50 people / CHAPEL SEPARATE

IGNACIO CORONEL, COST: $450.000.00 Dollars, Equipped with WIFI / music / AC / Alarm with remote video

InSight Crime Analysis

The opulence of the mausoleums at Jardines del Humaya cemetery is especially striking when juxtaposed with the poverty that surrounds it. In 2014, nearly 40 percent of Sinaloa’s population was living in poverty.

And despite the state’s agrarian-based economy, 30 percent of the population lacked access to an adequate diet. In other words, a few drug traffickers are spending eternity in places that most Sinaloans could never afford to live in.

As long as that disparity exists, Sinaloa’s illicit drug trade will always have a ready supply of recruits.

Drug trafficking is an extremely dangerous business, but it is also arguably the only one that offers Sinaloa’s rural poor a chance at making it rich, however slim those odds may be.

The most extreme example is El Chapo, who was born in a poor farming community in Sinaloa but would eventually break into Forbes’ global billionaires ranking by expanding his drug empire across much of Mexico, leaving a trail of carnage — and coffins — in his wake.

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