Sunday, March 31, "La Barbie": In the s, this beautiful beach town was the premier haunt of American celebrities:
Sunday, March 31, "La Barbie": In the s, this beautiful beach town was the premier haunt of American celebrities: Frank Sinatra used to prowl the hotel lounges, Elizabeth Taylor had her third of eight weddings here, and John F.
Kennedy honeymooned on the coast with Jacqueline. The glamour started to fade in the s, but the city remained a popular vacation destination until a few years ago, when the Mexican cartels transformed Acapulco from a seaside paradise into one of the most violent flash points of the drug war.
As chief enforcer for the town's most powerful cartel, Barbie drove the celebrities away for good and made tourists nervous about straying too far into Acapulco when their cruise ships pulled into port. He felt bad about it, a little, but that is the way of the world, he thought — eat or be eaten.
Barbie has olive skin, but his nickname comes from his good looks and green eyes. He was known for his happy-go-lucky personality, though he could turn terrifying and bloodthirsty in an instant. At 31, he still had the strong, raw body of the linebacker he had been in high school: Barbie kept a glass case at home filled with 60 Rolexes and diamond-studded Audemars Piguets, but unlike most narcos, he didn't grow a beard or wear flashy gold jewelry.
He preferred to dress like a sophisticated South American on holiday, favoring polo jerseys with an emblem of a horseman and a stick, the kind that real Argentine jockeys wear.
In fact, the myth of Barbie looms so large in Mexico that his addiction to the shirts started what's known as the Narco Polo trend, with working-class Mexicans clamoring to buy knockoff versions in street stalls. He was also a gringo, a middle-class suburban jock who was born and raised in Texas.
He is the only U. For years, as drugs flowed into Acapulco from Colombia, Barbie controlled the main distribution routes out of the city, moving as much as two tons of coke — that's 2 million grams — into the U. Most of the drugs went to Memphis and Atlanta, where Barbie is believed to have been the main supplier for several violent networks, including one run by the half brother of DJ Paul from Three 6 Mafia.
Instead, he simply loaded the cash onto flatbed trailers and trucked it across the Mexican border. In the lawless world of the cartels, that kind of money made Barbie a prime target. On this morning in Acapulco, he decided to eliminate the most immediate threat he faced.
One of the policemen he kept on his payroll had informed him that four hit men from the Zetas — one of the most violent cartels, led by elite, American-trained soldiers who defected from the Mexican army — had been sent to Acapulco to kill him.
So Barbie dispatched some of his own guys to ambush the hit men. When one of the assassins stopped in the town plaza to buy a phone card to call his sister, Barbie's men punched him in the gut and hustled him into a waiting SUV.
To their surprise, however, the hit man had brought along his wife and two-year-old stepdaughter, figuring he might as well enjoy a family vacation while he was waiting to kill Barbie.
Caught off guard, Barbie's men hustled them into another SUV, covering their faces with towels so they couldn't see. The hit man and his family were taken to a house surrounded by an electric fence on the outskirts of Acapulco.
According to testimony, Barbie's would-be assassin was then escorted to a bedroom upstairs, where he and his three Zeta accomplices were tied up and ordered to sit on top of a bunch of black garbage bags, which had been taped together to create a large tarp.
Barbie climbed the stairs in the afternoon, carrying a video camera and a pistol tucked in his belt. With the camera on, he began interrogating the men, asking them where they came from and what kind of work they did for the Zetas. As Barbie questioned them, the men told detailed stories about kidnapping rivals, killing reporters, burying people's daughters.Read reviews, watch trailers and clips, find showtimes, view celebrity photos and more on MSN Movies.
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