Million-dollar mausoleums keep Mexico's dead drug lords in lap of luxury

Inside the entrance to the Jardines de Humaya Cemetery in the Mexican city of Culiacán are rows of bland, unadorned slabs that serve as the gravestones of the city's poor. Continue walking deeper into the graveyard and these rows give way to hulking two story behemoths that look more like modern condominiums than they do places to bury the dead.

These are the narco-mausoleums, the final resting places for some of Mexico's most notorious drug traffickers, and they come replete with air conditioning, wireless Internet, state-of-the art sound systems and some with bedrooms for visiting family members.

"Most of these tombs are nicer than my [expletive] house," a Culiacán taxi driver told a reporter for Fusion when visiting the cemetery.

Across Mexico, which has been looked in a vicious and seemingly never-ending drug war that has claimed the lives of more than 100,000 people, these massive over-the-top mausoleums are being built to hold their over-the-top owners when they eventually met their untimely demise.

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