DEATH BY MAKE-OVER

A FACE-LIFT GONE WRONG AND TELLTALE FINGERPRINTS SIGNAL A BIZARRE FINALE FOR THE PREMIER DRUG LORD

His life could serve not only as inspiration for Quentin Tarantino's next screenplay but also, perhaps, as a very grim morality tale for those who would do anything for a sleeker look. On July 4, a man supposedly named Antonio Flores Montes, thought to be in his early 40s, was found dead in his Mexico City hospital room after having undergone eight hours of cosmetic facial surgery and liposuction to his midriff. Bruised and punctured, Flores' corpse was flown by chartered plane the next day to the northern Mexican city of Culiacan, where it was laid out at the Capillas Funerales...

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