Mexico's Federal police members stand guard outside the federal maximum security prison in Puente Grande, Jalisco State Mexico on 28 July 2016, during the transfer of drug lord convicted Eduardo Guerrero.
/ AFP / Hector Guerrero
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Mexican authorities transferred aging drug lord Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo to house arrest Thursday after serving 31 years in prison for the killing of a U.S. undercover agent.Eduardo Guerrero, head of Mexico's penitentiary system, said Fonseca Carrillo was moved to a house near Mexico City before dawn to finish the last nine years of his 40-year sentence following a judge's order.Fonseca Carrillo is the oldest of the three founders of the now defunct Guadalajara drug cartel, once the most powerful gang in Mexico.In 2013, a court freed cartel co-founder Rafael Caro Quintero on a legal technicality with 12 years left in his 40-year prison sentence over Camarena's murder, a move that angered U.S. authorities.Mexican authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Caro Quintero's extradition to face U.S. charges over the murder.
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