By Steve Neavling
A Mexican cartel doctor accused of helping torture DEA Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in the 1980s is running a taco restaurant in Guadalajara, Mexico, Fox News reports .
Dr. Humberto Alvarez Machain, allegedly a member of the Guadalajara Cartel at the time, is one of the suspects accused of helping kidnap, torture and murder Camarena in 1985.
Authorities believe Camarena was tortured for two to three days, and was kept alive by Mechain to prolong the pain.
Mechain was charged and tried for his alleged role in the attack in 1992, but the case was dismissed due to a lack of evidence, Fox reported.
“Even to this day, there’s a current ongoing investigation into Kiki’s death,” Terrance Cole, a retired assistant regional director of the DEA in Mexico City, told Fox.
Fox reporter Lara Logan, who had a DEA escort, tracked down Mechain and confronted him at a sidewalk taco restaurant in Guadalajara.
“Did you have any involvement in Kiki’s death?” Logan asked Mechain.
“Absolutely not,” Mechain responded through an interpreter.
He continued, “Tell her that since I left the United States prison, I’ve been here at this little business and keep enjoying it … I feel very proud that I was able to get out of a federal court trial in the United States.”
Logan asked her DEA escort, “How come the doctor’s not in jail?”
He responded, “There’s no justice for anyone here. You’re lucky if you get justice for anyone.”