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The Mexican cartel doctor accused of torturing a US Drug Enforcement Administration agent in the 1980s has been hiding out in Guadalajara, Mexico, running a taco restaurant and denies any involvement in the crime, Fox News reported Monday.
Dr. Humberto Alvarez Machain — who allegedly worked in the Guadalajara Cartel when Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán was a young lieutenant — was part of the group that kidnapped, tortured and eventually murdered DEA Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in 1985, Fox reported.
Camarena, whose story was told on the hit Netflix series “Narcos,” was extremely close to cracking open a million-dollar drug pipeline from Mexico to the US when he was kidnapped on the way to lunch with his wife, the DEA has previously said.
For two to three days, Camarena was tortured and cartel leaders used Machain’s medical knowledge to keep him alive — injecting him with drugs so his agony would last longer, Fox reported.
Federal prosecutors tried him for the crime in 1992 but the case was ultimately dismissed for lack of evidence and he’s been free ever since, Fox reported.
“Even to this day, there’s a current ongoing investigation into Kiki’s death,” Terrance Cole, a retired assistant regional director of the DEA in Mexico City, told the outlet.
Fox reporter Lara Logan traveled to Guadalajara as part of her “Lara Logan Has No Agenda” docu-series on Fox Nation and tracked Machain down to confront him.
With some help from the DEA, she was led to a sidewalk taco restaurant that Machain owns.
“Did you have any involvement in Kiki’s death?” Logan asked the doctor outside the restaurant.
“Absolutely not,” Machain answered through an interpreter.
“Tell her that since I left the United States prison, I’ve been here at this little business and keep enjoying it … I feel very proud that I was able to get out of a federal court trial in the United States.”
When Logan asked her DEA escort why Machain wasn’t in jail, he said because “there’s no justice for anyone here.”