Amazon presents its new documentary series, ‘The Last Narc.’ It will uncover the whole truth behind the mysterious case of Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, a DEA agent who was kidnapped and murdered on February 9, 1985, in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Enrique Camarena Salazar, better known as “Kiki” Camarena, was a DEA agent. Kiki was a Mexican policeman and firefighter but lived most of his life in the United States. In 1973, Camarena joined the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served for two years. In 1981 he was assigned to the DEA department in a Guadalajara agency in Mexico where he worked as an infiltrator for the city’s largest drug cartel.
In 1984, he was part of Operation Buffalo Ranch, which involved more than 450 Mexican soldiers destroying a 1,000-hectare marijuana plantation. From that moment on, Kiki was recognized as a national hero.
In 1985, drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero ordered Camarena’s kidnapping. The operation was carried out on February 8 in broad daylight by uniformed police. On March 5 of that same year, his body was found dead with signs of severe torture.
‘The Last Narc’ will tell the story behind the man who was considered a hero, the people who kidnapped and tortured them, and the agent who risked his career and life to discover the truth.
In a total of 4 episodes, the series will feature exclusive statements with members of the U.S. and Mexican governments, family, and friends of Kiki Camarena and the cartel’s insiders.
The docuseries about Kiki Camarena’s life will be available on the streaming platform this July 31.