Kiki Camarena

About Kiki Camarena

Who is it?: Undercover Agent
Birth Day: July 26, 1947
Birth Place: Mexicali, Mexico, United States
Nickname(s): "Kike" (Spanish), "Kiki" (English)
Allegiance: United States of America
Service/branch: U.S. Marine Corps (1973-1975) Drug Enforcement Administration (1975-1985)
Years of service: 1973–1975 (U.S. Marine Corps)
Rank: Agent (DEA)

Kiki Camarena

Kiki Camarena was born on July 26, 1947 in Mexicali, Mexico, United States, is Undercover Agent. Enrique S. Camarena Salazar was an undercover agent who worked for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). His main mission was to eradicate the usage of illegal drugs from every nook and corner of the United States. His focus and determination towards work resulted into his death, which was brutal in every sense of the word. Kiki, as he was known to his friends and family, was abducted, tortured and killed in February 1985. The Mexican-born American agent was about to expose a few influential drug traffickers in Mexico and surrounding areas, but before he could do so, he was killed. Kiki was always concerned about the drug-related problems that existed in his country. Determined to do so, he went trailblazing in the streets of Mexico in order to figure out the hiding place of a group of marijuana and cocaine traffickers. When he was about to expose a multi-billion dollar drug business, he was abducted by five men and was brutally killed in a farm. His body was found after almost a month in the rural area of a small town. While the story of this brave heart is heartwarming, it is also heart-wrenching at the same time. Despite knowing the danger involved in his work, Kiki tried his best to bring about a change in the society until the very end. Whenever his mother asked him to quit his risky job, Kiki told her that someone had to stand up against drug trafficking and that he was confident of making a difference.
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As per our current Database, Kiki Camarena has been died on February 9, 1985(1985-02-09) (aged 37)\nGuadalajara, Mexico..

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When Kiki Camarena die, Kiki Camarena was 37 years old.

Popular As Kiki Camarena
Occupation Miscellaneous
Age 37 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born July 26, 1947 (Mexicali, Mexico, United States)
Birthday July 26
Town/City Mexicali, Mexico, United States
Nationality United States

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Kiki Camarena’s zodiac sign is Leo. According to astrologers, people born under the sign of Leo are natural born leaders. They are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist, able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. There is a specific strength to a Leo and their "king of the jungle" status. Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal. Self-confident and attractive, this is a Sun sign capable of uniting different groups of people and leading them as one towards a shared cause, and their healthy sense of humor makes collaboration with other people even easier.

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Kiki Camarena was born in the Year of the Pig. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Pig are extremely nice, good-mannered and tasteful. They’re perfectionists who enjoy finer things but are not perceived as snobs. They enjoy helping others and are good companions until someone close crosses them, then look out! They’re intelligent, always seeking more knowledge, and exclusive. Compatible with Rabbit or Goat.

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From 1973 to 1975, Camarena served in the United States Marine Corps, after which he joined the DEA, at their Calexico, California, office. In 1977, Camarena moved to the agency's Fresno office, and in 1981, he was assigned to their Guadalajara office in Mexico.


In 1984, acting on information from Camarena, 450 Mexican Soldiers backed by helicopters destroyed a 1,000-hectare (≈2,500 acres) marijuana plantation with an estimated annual production of $8 billion known as "Rancho Búfalo". Camarena, who had been identified as the source of the leak, was abducted in broad daylight on February 7, 1985, by corrupt police officers working for drug lord Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo. Camarena was tortured at Gallardo's ranch over a 30-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. Camarena's body was found in a rural area outside the small town of La Angostura, in the state of Michoacán, on March 5, 1985.


Despite vigorous protests from the Mexican government, Álvarez was brought to trial in Los Angeles in 1992. After presentation of the government's case, the judge ruled that there was insufficient evidence to support a guilty verdict, and charges were dropped. Álvarez subsequently initiated a civil suit against the U.S. government, charging that his arrest had breached the U.S.-Mexico extradition treaty. The case eventually reached the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled that Álvarez was not entitled to relief. The four other defendants, Vásquez Velasco, Juan Ramón Matta-Ballesteros, Juan José Bernabé Ramírez, and Rubén Zuno Arce (a brother-in-law of former President Luis Echeverría), were tried and found guilty of Camarena's kidnapping.


In October 2013, two former federal agents and a self-proclaimed ex-CIA contractor told an American television network that CIA operatives were involved in Camarena's kidnapping and murder, because he was a threat to the agency's drug operations in Mexico. 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. A CIA spokesman responded that “it's ridiculous to suggest that the CIA had anything to do with the murder of a U.S. federal agent or the escape of his killer.”

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