DEA's special agent was abducted near the US consolate in Guadalajara, Mexico. A short time after his partner, Capt. Alfredo Zavala was also abducted near the Guadalajara airport. The crime committed was that Camarena and Zavala were kidnapped and murdered.
- Rafael Caro-Quintero
- Ernesto Fronseca
- Rene Verdugo
- Caro-Quintero gang
Caro-Quintero and Fronseca were placed on trial.
- removed head hairs found in the guest room and bedroom number 4 in the VW Atlantic and the Mercury Grand Marquis.
- 2 types of polyester rug fibers, a dark, rose and light colored fiber (fibers were matched with Camarena's burial sheet and 2 pillowcases recovered from rooms 3 & 5)
- burial rope, blindfold tape, soil, blood on a tissue and floor mat, were also found
After an 8-week trial, all of the defendants were found guilty, convicted on all counts, and are currently serving lengthy terms.
Hallucinogens - marijuana (most commonly used) alters normal thought process, perceptions of the world, personal awareness, and psychological moods.
Depressants - tranquilizers. Act to depress the functioning of the central nervous system, bringing about calmness and sleep.
Club Drugs - Rohypnol. Person can be so incapacitated they collapse and is unable to move. Afterwards, memory is impaired and they cannot recall what happened.
Stimulants - nicotine. Causes a sudden release of glucose as well as an increase in blood pressure, heart rate, and respiration. It also suppresses insulin output from the pancreas.
Steroids - anabolic steroids (trenbolone, primobolan etc.) In men, it can reduce sperm count, shrink the testicles, and enlarge the breasts. In women, increased body hair, make skin rough, decrease breast size, deepen voice. In general, high blood pressure, heart attack or stroke, higher levels of bad cholesterol, liver disease or liver cancer, acne.
Narcotics - opium. Short-term effects, dehydration, impaired cognitive functioning, nausea, vomiting, irregular heartbeat, headaches, and respiratory depression. Long-term effects, if it is smoked: extreme damage to the lungs and also leads to heart damage and other cardiovascular-related diseases, lifelong liver and kidney damage, renal failure. If it is injected: veins can collapse, risk of contracting diseases like HIV, contaminated needles can lead to abscesses of the skin and can result in amputation.
Cocaine - in a classification by itself. Effects the brain by increasing dopamine release. Causes feeling of euphoria, increased energy, inflated self-esteem, elevated mood, feelings of restlessness, irritability and anxiety, panic, paranoia.