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Mexico President Would Consider Freeing Drug Lord Jailed for Killing U.S. Agent

Mexico's president on Friday said he was open to freeing drug lord Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, jailed for the 1985 murder of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent, on the basis of old age and poor health.

A legendary figure in the drug world and co-founder of the Guadelajara cartel, Felix Gallardo was a pioneer in trafficking large shipments of cocaine to the United States in alliance with the deceased Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

But his empire crumbled after the murder of Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, an undercover DEA agent behind a string of successful drug busts. Camarena's killing triggered a large DEA investigation and damaged U.S.-Mexico ties.

In a prison interview aired this week by NBC News, a frail-looking Felix Gallardo, 75, praised leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador "as a man of goodwill" and commended him for fighting social injustice.

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