Mexico's most feared drug lords rest in peace in custom-built mausoleums. All famous for lives of ruthlessness and corruption and their violent ends. Just one remains alive, being held in a U.S federal prison. Gaudy and provocative even in death, the 'narcos' of Culiacan have built their own tombs, equipped with 24-hour air conditioning, wi-fi, bedrooms, kitchens, home cinemas and other comforts for their families who come to visit their remains. Mexico's largest and most powerful mafia, the Sinaloa Cartel, is based in the state capital Culiacan, and the town's cemeteries tell the stories of the drug lords' immense wealth.
|The brother of El Chapo, Arturo Guzman Loera was murdered inside prison while in conference with his lawyer. The Guzman family's mausoleums complex were constructed by his narco boss brother, Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman at a cost of $1,200,000. It features five separate buildings, one for each of the Guzman brothers of which he was the eldest and the only one still alive. The buildings all have air-conditioning, 24-hour surveillance, as well as en-suite bedrooms upstairs for visiting family members.|
|Ines Calderon(The Engineer) was famous for his creative smuggling methods and was one of the first narco traffickers to introduce cocaine and heroin to the U.S. market in the 70s and 80s. The Engineers Roman-themed mausoleum cost a princely $550,000 to construct and has its floral decorations replaced every five days. Above the cavernous burial chamber, the upstairs with its domed ceiling still hosts top-level cartel meetings behind its tinted glass windows.|
|The tomb of the wife of 'El Guero' - who the drug lord himself had murdered when she left him for another man. El Guero: Hector Luis Palma Salazar aka El Guero was famed for his ruthlessness and control of the authorities. He is currently housed in a U.S. federal prison.The mausoleum featured a spiral staircase leading to an air-conditioned bridal suite with a 360° view of the surrounding hills. It has wi-fi throughout, as well as a large dining hall and kitchen attached. Rumour has it that El Guero keeps the building smelling of his murdered wife's favorite perfume.|
|The King of Crystal: Ignacio Coronel controlled the U.S. crystal meth market. He was famous for revenge overkill, and once sent 100 cartel hit-men to dispose of three rivals. Ignacio Coronel's modern mausoleum has an integrated music system throughout which senses where visitors are located and changes volumes accordingly. It also boasts wi-fi and a state-of-the-art alarm system which beams video of intruders directly to the smartphones of other Sinaloa Cartel bosses.|
|Famous for his unpredictable mood swings and extreme violence, Manuel Torres Felix built this mausoleum for himself, complete with Greek marble columns and a fully-equipped kitchen. Known as The Crazy One, Manuel Torres Felix was a Sinaloa Cartel capo who would regularly go for three days without sleep. Known for his emotional instability and tendency to fly off the handle at the slightest provocation, he went on a killing spree in 2009 following the kidnap and murder of his son. The remains of his son's killers were found brutalized in the boots of their cars two weeks after their disappearance, a calling card for which he became famous.|