Amado Carrillo Fuentes

Mexican drug lord

Amado Carrillo Fuentes (/fuˈɛntəs/; December 17, 1956 – July 4, 1997) was a Mexican drug lord who seized control of the Juárez Cartel after assassinating his boss Rafael Aguilar Guajardo.[1][2]

Amado Carrillo
Amado Carrillo Fuentes - DEA 1994-1998
Amado Carrillo Fuentes

December 17, 1956
Guamuchilito, Sinaloa, Mexico
DiedJuly 4, 1997(1997-07-04) (aged 40)
Mexico City, Mexico
Other namesEl Señor de los Cielos
OccupationDrug lord
EmployerHead of Juárez Cartel
Known forDrug trafficking and weapons
PredecessorRafael Aguilar Guajardo
SuccessorVicente Carrillo Fuentes
ChildrenVicente Carrillo Leyva


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  2. González, Héctor A. (February 21, 2007). "Los prófugos del salinato". El Diario (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-09-25.