The origins of the Juárez Cartel go back to the 1980s, when the Ciudad Juarez area was under Rafael Aguilar Guajardo's control. Aguilar Guajardo worked closely with the Guadalajara Cartel, and after the arrest of the cartel's leader, Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, he was granted control of Juárez.Did a Mexican drug cartel leader plead guilty?
A leader in a Mexican drug cartel pleaded guilty Thursday to transporting cocaine and other narcotics to the U.S. and laundering drug proceeds, the U.S. attorney’s office said.Who is the leader of the Los Angeles Cartel?
The cartel is one of several drug trafficking organizations that have been known to decapitate their rivals, mutilate their corpses and dump them in public places to instill fear not only into the general public, but also into local law enforcement and their rivals, the Sinaloa Cartel. Its current known leader is Juan Pablo Ledezma.What caused the decline of the Juárez Cartel?
The death of Amado Carrillo Fuentes in 1997 was the beginning of the decline of the Juárez cartel, as Carrillo relied on ties to Mexico's top-ranking drug interdiction officer, division general Jesús Gutiérrez Rebollo.