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Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, alias ‘El Viceroy’

Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, alias "El Viceroy," inherited the Juárez Cartel after his brother died in 1997. At that point, the cartel was the most powerful drug...
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Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sánchez, alias ‘El Coss’

Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sanchez, alias "El Coss," headed the Gulf Cartel, which has its headquarters in Tamaulipas, along the eastern part of the US-Mexico border....
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Joaquín Guzmán Loera, alias ‘El Chapo’

Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzmán Loera, alias "El Chapo," heads up an alliance of powerful drug traffickers known as the Sinaloa Cartel. His ability to...
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Ismael Zambada García, alias ‘El Mayo’

Ismael Zambada Garcia, alias "El Mayo," heads a faction of the Sinaloa Cartel. Along his recently escaped partner, Joaquin Guzman Loera, alias "El Chapo," El...
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Hector Beltran Leyva, alias ‘El H’

Hector Beltran Leyva, alias "El H," was the head of the Beltran Leyva Organization (BLO) in Mexico. Once one of the most feared groups in the region, the...
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Fernando Sanchez Arellano, alias ‘El Ingeniero’

Fernando Sanchez Arellano, alias "El Ingeniero" or "Fernandito," was the enigmatic head of the Tijuana Cartel, until his capture in June 2014. El Ingeniero is the...
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Antonio Cardenas Guillen, alias ‘Tony Tormenta’

Antonio Cardenas Guillen, alias "Tony Tormenta," headed up the financial and logistics side of the Gulf Cartel, which his brother, Osiel Cardenas Guillen, once...
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Alejandro Flores Cacho

Alejandro Flores Cacho runs the air operations of the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico. A mysterious figure, relatively little is known about Flores Cacho except that he...
Heriberto Lazcano, alias "Z3"
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Heriberto Lazcano, alias ‘Z3’

Heriberto Lazcano, alias "Z3," was a former commander in the Mexican special forces, before going on to head the Zetas’ drug trafficking operations. He was killed...
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Miguel Angel Treviño, alias ‘Z40’

Miguel Angel Treviño, alias "Z40," was a top commander of the Zetas criminal organization in Mexico before his capture by Mexican Marines on July 15,...