MEXICO CITY – A Mexican drug lord convicted in the killing of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent has been transferred from prison to house arrest near Mexico City.
Federal prisons chief Eduardo Guerrero says Guadalajara Cartel co-founder Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo was transferred overnight to the house where he will live with his wife in Mexico State, which borders the capital.
Guerrero told the Televisa network on Thursday that Fonseca will be required to wear an electronic bracelet and the home will have four guards posted around the clock, as well as closed-circuit cameras monitoring the perimeter.
The 86-year-old Fonseca has nearly 10 years remaining on his 40-year sentence. He was convicted in the 1985 kidnapping, torture and murder of DEA agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena.