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They deny the request of Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo that would have allowed him to leave prison earlier


Although the 'Chief of chiefs' assured Noticias Telemundo – in the only interview he has given since his arrest – that he has "no" hope of leaving the Puente Grande prison alive, his defense has not stopped presenting legal resources to take him back home.

A district judge in Mexico recently ruled against the request of Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, better known as the

Boss of bosses,

to serve only one of the two sentences against him and thus be able to get out of prison sooner.

Gallardo, who was the leader of the powerful Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s, is serving two sentences for transnational drug trafficking and the murder of Enrique Camarena, a US DEA agent.

Together, the sentences add up to 77 years in prison.

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At 75 years old, the two sentences that must be served consecutively

imply that he would be released from prison at 120


It is a milestone that he does not expect to reach, as he himself told Noticias Telemundo last year in the only interview he has offered since his arrest in 1989.

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"I lost more than half of my family in prison, a daughter, my parents, my mother died without her furniture being returned to her. I'm not thinking about freedom, I'm thinking about my grandchildren," he assured Noticias Telemundo at that occasion from his cell in the Puente Grande prison, Jalisco.

Despite the fact that the

Chief of Chiefs

claims to have "no" hope of getting out of prison alive, his lawyers have not stopped filing legal challenges to try to get him back home.

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The amparo that the lawyers presented, and that the second judge of the District Specialized in Execution of Sentences dismissed a few days ago,

proposed that Gallardo serve both sentences in 37 years.

However, the judge ruled that he must first serve a 40-year sentence for trafficking cocaine to the United States and then another 37-year sentence for the murder of



So he would be out of prison until 2066.

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The Supreme Court of Justice refused to review his 40-year sentence for drug trafficking in 2017.

However, there is still one option left for Gallardo's defense: to obtain house arrest for humanitarian reasons, which a judge could grant if he considers that his health condition warrants it.


Chief of Chiefs himself,

who lost an eye and uses hearing aids to be able to hear, assured in the interview that his health is not good.

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"I have no prognosis for life, you are already seeing it. I was severed from the stomach, they removed eight hernias, they deprived me of sight, they deprived me of hearing and how do you see, I can't walk," he declared.

I have no prognosis of life"

Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo

Gallardo became one of the most wanted men in Mexico and the world in the late 1980s. Along with Rafael


Quintero and Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo,

Don Neto

, they were charged and sentenced for Camarena's murder in February 1985. .


Chief of Chiefs

denied in the interview that he was responsible for ordering the murder of the DEA agent in Guadalajara, despite the evidence against him and the conviction of August 2017.

Source: telemundo

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