This luxury house which belonged to an infamous drug lord has been sold at auction for over 1.6 million GBP to fund the fight against the coronavirus in Mexico.
The house was formerly owned by Amado Carrillo Fuentes, alias El Senor de los Cielos (The Lord of the Sky) and is located on Crater 525 Street in the Jardines del Pedregal colony in the municipality of Alvaro Obregon, in the Mexica capital Mexico City.
The house features an indoor swimming pool and was sold for 49,714,000 MXN (1,614,256 GBP) at the auction held by the ‘Instituto para Devolver al Pueblo lo Robado’ (‘Institute for Giving Back to the People What Was Stolen’) yesterday (Sunday) despite having a starting price of 53 million MXN (1.7 million GBP).
Carrillo Fuentes, who was nicknamed The Lord of the Sky because of the large fleet of jets he used to transport drugs, died of complications at the Hospital Angeles Santa Monica in Mexico City in 1997 while undergoing facial plastic surgery.
The auction saw 144 lots and raised a total of 30 million MXN (4,221,212 GBP), which will be given to the National Institute of Health for Welfare to help fight Mexico’s coronavirus crisis, according to reports.
Two houses in Cancun were sold for a total of 1.8 million MXN (58,447 GBP) while a property on the Bosques golf club in Mexico City was sold for 29.6 million MXN (961,124 GBP).
Seventy-one road-ready vehicles were sold along with six that are not allowed to be driven.
Five planes were also put up for auction but only one was sold.
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