Milenio is reporting that a federal court in Jalisco, granted Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo, ("Don Neto") the right to spend the rest of his 10 year sentence under house arrest.
He was convicted of the assassination of DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena.
"Don Neto" was one of the founders and leaders of the Guadalajara Cartel, a drug trafficking organization that monopolized nearly all the smuggling routes in Mexico during the 1970s and 1980s. After the kidnapping and murder of DEA agent Enrique Camarena Salazar by the Guadalajara Cartel in 1985, Mexico and the U.S. carried out a massive manhunt against the cartel's leaders.
That same year, he was arrested in Puerto Vallarta and has imprisoned at the Federal Social Readaptation Center No. 2 ("Puente Grande") in Jalisco. "Don Neto" is currently 85 years old and was granted the right to spend the rest of his sentence in house arrest given his age. Mexican authorities are still working to determine exactly where he will be kept.
In November 2013 when Rafael Caro Quintero was released, José Luis Guízar, the attorney of Fonseca Carrillo, stated that his client's release was “imminent”. No further news of developments was reported, until January of this year, when reports indicated he was to win a release. A judge had ordered a study, due to his heath and senility, to determine if he would qualify for a house arrest.
The Milenio report indicated they were still uncertain exactly where he would be sent.
Fonseca is the uncle of former Juarez Cartel leader, Amado Carrillo Fuentes.