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List of Mexico's 37 most-wanted drug lords

This is a list of Mexico's 37 most-wanted drug lords as published by Mexican federal authorities on 23 March 2009. According to a BBC Mundo Mexico report, the 37 drug lords "have jeopardized Mexico's national security."[1][2] The list of drug lords is grouped by their drug cartels. Mexico offers up to 30 million pesos (about $2.4 million US dollars) for the capture of each of the fugitives.[2][3][4] The United States also offers rewards for two of them.[5] The most-wanted of the 37 drug lords was Joaquín Guzmán Loera, for whom Mexican and U.S. governments offered a total bounty of $7 million USD.[6] He was captured on 22 February 2014.[7]

Recent eventsEdit

As of 18 January 2011, Mexico had captured or killed 20 of the 37 in the most-wanted list.[8] The 21 June 2011 arrest of José de Jesús Méndez Vargas,[9] a.k.a. "El Chango" (English: "The Monkey"), brought the total to twenty-one captured or killed.[10][11] On 4 November 2011, Francisco Hernández García was captured bringing the total to 22 captured or killed. A leader of the Zetas drug cartel, Raúl Hernández Lechuga was captured on 12 December 2011, which brought the total to 23 captured or killed so far.[10][11][12] On September 26, 2012, Iván Velázquez Caballero was captured by Mexican security forces, bringing the total captured or killed so far to 24.[13] Then the 7 October 2012 killing of Heriberto Lazcano brought this total to 25 captured or killed so far.[14] On 15 July 2013, Miguel Treviño Morales was apprehended by the Mexican Marines in a town called Anáhuac, Nuevo León, near the border of the state of Tamaulipas,[15] bringing the total captured or killed so far to 26. Then, the 27 January 2014 apprehension of Dionicio Loya Plancarte,[16] a.k.a. "El Tío", brought the total captured or killed to 27, and leaving the Mexican government with 10 such fugitives still on the loose. In the early hours of February 22, 2014, Joaquin Guzman Loera, a.k.a "El Chapo" was found and arrested in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, where he was staying at a hotel.[7] On 23 June 2014, Fernando Sánchez Arellano was arrested by soldiers of the Mexican Army and federal agents of the Procuraduría General de la República (PGR) at La Mesa borough in Tijuana (Baja California), bringing the total captured or killed so far to 29. Héctor Beltrán Leyva was arrested by the Mexican Army on 1 October 2014 inside a restaurant in San Miguel de Allende (Guanajuato), bringing the total captured or killed to 30. Vicente Carrillo Fuentes was arrested by Mexican authorities in Torreón (Coahuila) on 9 October 2014, bringing the total captured or killed to 31.

30 million pesos rewardsEdit

Mexico offers up to 30 million pesos (about 2.4 million U.S. dollars) for each of the following:

Beltrán Leyva CartelEdit

La Familia Michoacana/Knights Templar CartelEdit

Gulf CartelEdit

Juárez CartelEdit

Sinaloa CartelEdit

Tijuana CartelEdit

Los ZetasEdit

15 million pesos rewardsEdit

Mexico offers 15 million pesos (about 1.2 million dollars[70]) for each of the following:

Beltrán Leyva CartelEdit

Gulf CartelEdit

Juárez CartelEdit

Los ZetasEdit

SummaryEdit

No. Cartel Name Alias Reward (Mexican Pesos) Status Killed/Captured Photo -
1 Beltrán Leyva Arturo Beltrán Leyva El Barbas $30M Killed 2009-12-16[19]
2 Beltrán Leyva Héctor Beltrán Leyva El General $30M Captured 2014-10-01[21]
Cartel Beltran Leyva
3 Beltrán Leyva Sergio Villarreal Barragán El Grande $30M Captured 2010-09-13[22]
4 Beltrán Leyva Edgar Valdez Villareal La Barbie $30M Captured 2010-08-31[26][27]
5 Beltrán Leyva Francisco Hernández García El 2000 $15M Captured 2011-11-04[71]
6 Beltrán Leyva Alberto Pineda Villa El Borrado $15M Killed 2009-09-12[72][86]
7 Beltrán Leyva Marco Antonio Pineda Villa El MP $15M Killed 2009-09-12[74]
8 Beltrán Leyva Héctor Huerta Ríos La Burra $15M Captured 2009-03-25[75]
9 La Familia Michoacana Nazario Moreno González El Chayo $30M Killed 2014-03-09[30]
10 La Familia Michoacana Servando Gómez Martínez La Tuta $30M Fugitive - - Flashingsecond.gif
11 La Familia Michoacana José de Jesús Méndez Vargas El Chango $30M Captured 2011-06-21[9]
12 La Familia Michoacana Dionicio Loya Plancarte El Tío $30M Captured 2014-01-27[16]
13 Los Zetas Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano Z-3 $30M Killed 2012-10-07[14]
14 Gulf Cartel Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sánchez El Coss $30M Captured 2012-09-12[87] Costilla-Sanchez-2.png
15 Gulf Cartel Ezequiel Cárdenas Guillén Tony Tormenta $30M Killed 2010-11-05[36][37]
16 Los Zetas Miguel Angel Treviño Morales Z-40 $30M Captured 2013-07-15[15]
17 Los Zetas Omar Treviño Morales L-42 $30M Fugitive - - Flashingsecond.gif
18 Los Zetas Iván Velázquez Caballero L-50 $30M Captured 2012-09-26[88]
19 Los Zetas Gregorio Sauceda Gamboa El Goyo $30M Captured 2009-04-30[69] Gregorio Sauceda-Gamboa.jpg
20 Gulf Cartel Sigifredo Nájera Talamantes El Canicón $15M Captured 2009-03-23[76]
21 Los Zetas Ricardo Almanza Morales El Gori I $15M Killed 2009-12-04[81]
22 Los Zetas Eduardo Almanza Morales El Gori II $15M Fugitive - - Flashingsecond.gif
23 Los Zetas Raymundo Almanza Morales El Gori III $15M Captured 2009-05-22[82]
24 Los Zetas Flavio Méndez Santiago El Amarillo $15M Captured 2011-01-18[84]
25 Los Zetas Sergio Peña Solís El Concord $15M Captured 2009-03-14[85]
26 Los Zetas Raúl Lucio Fernández Lechuga El Lucky $15M Captured 2011-12-12[12]
27 Gulf Cartel Sergio Enrique Ruiz Tlapanco El Tlapa $15M Captured 2009-09-08[77][78][79]
28 Juarez Cartel Vicente Carrillo Fuentes El Viceroy $30M Captured 2014-10-09[39][40]
29 Juárez Cartel Vicente Carrillo Leyva El Ingeniero $30M Captured 2009-04-03[42]
30 Juárez Cartel Juan Pablo Ledesma El JL $15M Fugitive - - Flashingsecond.gif
31 Sinaloa Cartel Joaquín Guzmán Loera El Chapo $87M Captured 2014-02-22[7] Joaquín Guzmán Loera, aka El Chapo Guzmán.jpg
32 Sinaloa Cartel Ismael Zambada García El Mayo Zambada $30M Fugitive - Ismael Zambada-GarciaDoS.jpg Flashingsecond.gif
33 Sinaloa Cartel Ignacio Coronel Villarreal El Nacho Coronel $30M Killed 2010-07-29[47]
34 Sinaloa Cartel Juan José Esparragoza Moreno El Azul $30M Allegedly dead - - Flashingsecond.gif
35 Sinaloa Cartel Vicente Zambada Niebla El Vicentillo $30M Captured 2009-03-19[51]
36 Tijuana Cartel Teodoro García Simental El Teo $30M Captured 2010-01-12[54][56]
37 Tijuana Cartel Fernando Sánchez Arellano El Ingeniero $30M Captured 2014-06-23[59]

See alsoEdit

Policing:

General:

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