Cartel bosses buried in bullet-proof narco-mausoleums with air con and Wi-Fi

Some of Mexico's most notorious drug lords are buried in 'narco-mausoleums' complete with Wi-Fi, 24-hour air con and even satellite TV.

Many of the burial mansions belong to deceased members of the infamous Sinaloa Cartel, one of the most powerful drug trafficking organisations in the world which was once led by El Chapo. The elaborate tombs, many of which cost more than the average family home in Mexico, are based in the Jardines de Humaya in the city of Culiacan, where the cartel does much of its bidding.

The tombs also double as places of mourning for the families of deceased kingpins, who are able to grieve in style and safety thanks to home comforts including fully-equipped kitchens and living rooms, all protected by bullet-proof glass.

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Manuel Torres Felix, nicknamed "El Ondeado" or "The Crazy One", is just one of the bloodthirsty drug barons buried in luxury. The Sinaloa leader would regularly go without sleep for days on end and was known for his particularly violent temper.

Following the murder of his son in 2009 he went on a killing spree, leaving his victims' bodies mauled in the boots of their own cars.

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Felix himself was killed in a 2012 shot-out and his tomb is modelled after an Ancient Greek temple, featuring a marble burial chamber and classic columns. His loved ones can also eat in the mausoleum as there is a kitchen and dining room on site and air conditioning on 24 hours a day.

It may sound lavish, but The Crazy One's burial grounds are among the less intricate of the Sinaloa members. Arturo Beltran Leyva, who founded the breakaway Beltran Leyva cartel from Sinaloa, forked out more than £535,000 for his own tomb.

The lavish living – or, rather, dying – quarters are complete with Wi-Fi, satellite TV, two bedrooms, a kitchen and even a burglar alarm system.

And it's hardly surprising the "Boss of the bosses'" burial chamber is so flashy. With his cartel now controlling much of southwest Mexico, Leyva – who died in 2009 – is one of the wealthiest narco bosses in history.

Sinaloa founding member Hector Luis Palma Salazar – one of the cartel's living legends – has a similarly impressive tomb waiting for him when he eventually pops his clogs. Dubbed "El Guero" for his light complexion, Salazar is best-known for his ruthlessness and his authority with law enforcement.

Salazar's mausoleum boasts a spiral staircase, 360-degree panoramic views, a banquet hall and even a bridal suite – and is likely a lot more luxurious than the high-security prison where he currently resides.

Cartel royalty the Guzmans, the family of the notorious El Chapo, naturally have their own network of stunning tombs. Five grand buildings were constructed by the legendary drug lord to the tune of £998,000, with one mausoleum for each of the kingpin's brothers.

One of the siblings, Arturo Guzman Loera – nicknamed "El Pollo" or "The Chicken" – was buried at the complex despite accusations of him being a police informant.

He was murdered as a result of the claims during a conference with his lawyer in prison in 2004.

Each of the deceased Guzman brothers receives a fully-equipped final resting place spread across two storeys and featuring 24-hour surveillance, air con and en-suite bedrooms for visiting family members.

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