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List of important Cartels members

sqkdra
Hey,

I listed all the cartel members I could find on Wikipedia. There may be others but I think that the most important ones are there.

imo it can be useful for those who are interested in this topic. It’s sometimes difficult to understand who is who, what role has he played, etc. Personally, doing this allowed me to see that the "War on Drugs" has been a success since the majority of these criminals have either been arrested or killed since 2006. Nevertheless, I don’t think that was a good thing...

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° Guadalajara Cartel :

Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo aka « El Padrino » (imprisoned since 1989) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miguel_%C3%81ngel_F%C3%A9lix_Gallardo 

Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo aka « Don Neto » (house arrest) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernesto_Fonseca_Carrillo 

Rafael Caro Quintero aka « Narco of Narcos » (fugitive) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafael_Caro_Quintero 

Juan José Esparragoza Moreno aka « El Azul » (allegedly died from a heart attack in 2014) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Jos%C3%A9_Esparragoza_Moreno 

° Sinaloa Cartel :

Joaquín Guzmán aka « El Chapo » (imprisoned since 2016) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joaqu%C3%ADn_%22El_Chapo%22_Guzm%C3%A1n 

Ismael Zambada García aka « El Mayo » (fugitive) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ismael_%22El_Mayo%22_Zambada

Héctor Luis Palma Salazar aka « El Guero Palma » (imprisoned since 1995) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%A9ctor_Luis_Palma_Salazar 

Ignacio " Nacho " Coronel Villarreal (killed in 2010 by Mexican Army) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignacio_Coronel_Villarreal 

José Manuel Torres Félix aka « El M1 or El Ondeado » (killed in 2012 by Mexican Army) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_Torres_F%C3%A9lix 

Javier Torres Félix aka « El JT » (imprisoned?) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Javier_Torres_F%C3%A9lix 

Jesús Vicente Zambada Niebla aka « El Vicentillo » : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicente_Zambada_Niebla 

Misael Torres Urrea aka « El M2 » (imprisoned since 2014) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misael_Torres_Urrea
   
José Rodrigo Aréchiga Gamboa aka « El Chino Antrax » (imprisoned since 2014) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Rodrigo_Ar%C3%A9chiga_Gamboa

René Velázquez Valenzuela aka « El Sargento Phoenix » (killed in 2016 by Mexican Army) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9_Vel%C3%A1zquez_Valenzuela
 
Gonzalo Inzunza Inzunza aka « El Macho Prieto » (killed in 2013 by Mexican Marines) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonzalo_Inzunza_Inzunza 

Sandra Ávila Beltrán aka « La Reina del Pacifico » (free) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandra_%C3%81vila_Beltr%C3%A1n 

° Los Zetas :

Arturo Guzmán Decena aka « Z-1 » (killed in 2002 by Mexican Army) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arturo_Guzm%C3%A1n_Decena 

Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano aka « Z-3 » (killed in 2012 by Mexican Navy) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heriberto_Lazcano_Lazcano 

Miguel Ángel Treviño Morales aka « Z-40 » (imprisoned since 2013) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miguel_Trevi%C3%B1o_Morales 

Óscar Omar Treviño Morales aka « Z-42 » (imprisoned since 2015) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omar_Trevi%C3%B1o_Morales 

José Treviño Morales (imprisoned since 2012) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Trevi%C3%B1o_Morales 

Galindo Mellado Cruz aka « El Mallado or Z-9 » (killed in 2014 by Mexican security forces) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galindo_Mellado_Cruz 

Jesús Enrique Rejón Aguilar aka « El Mamito or Z-7 » (imprisoned since 2011)  : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jes%C3%BAs_Enrique_Rej%C3%B3n_Aguilar 

Óscar Eduardo Guerrero Silva aka « El Winnie Pooh or Z-8 » (killed himself in 2004) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%93scar_Guerrero_Silva 

Efraín Teodoro Torres aka « Z-14 » (murdered by rivals in 2007) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Efra%C3%ADn_Teodoro_Torres 

Gustavo González Castro aka « El Erotico » (fugitive) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustavo_Gonz%C3%A1lez_Castro 

Jaime González Durán aka « El Hummer » (imprisoned since 2008) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaime_Gonz%C3%A1lez_Dur%C3%A1n 

Raúl Lucio Hernández Lechuga aka « El Lucky or Z-16 » (imprisoned since 2011) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ra%C3%BAl_Lucio_Hern%C3%A1ndez_Lechuga 

Flavio Méndez Santiago aka « El Amarillo » (imprisoned since 2011) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flavio_M%C3%A9ndez_Santiago 

Rogelio González Pizaña aka « El Kelin or Z-2 » (murdered by rivals in 2015) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogelio_Gonz%C3%A1lez_Piza%C3%B1a 

Nabor Vargas García aka « El Debora » (imprisoned since 2007) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nabor_Vargas_Garc%C3%ADa 

Iván Velázquez Caballero aka « El Taliban or Z-50 » (imprisoned since 2012) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iv%C3%A1n_Vel%C3%A1zquez_Caballero 

Sergio Enrique Ruiz Tlapanco aka « El Tlapa or Z-44 » (imprisoned since 2009) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergio_Enrique_Ruiz-Tlapanco 

Braulio Arellano Domínguez aka « El Gonzo or Z-20 » (killed in 2009 by Mexican Navy) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braulio_Arellano_Dom%C3%ADnguez 

Gregorio Sauceda Gamboa aka « El Goyo » (imprisoned since 2009) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorio_Sauceda-Gamboa 

Sergio Peña Solís aka « El Concord » (imprisoned since 2009) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergio_Pe%C3%B1a_Sol%C3%ADs 

Juan Carlos de la Cruz Reyna aka « El JC or Z-36 » (imprisoned since 2007) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Carlos_de_la_Cruz_Reyna 

° Tijuana Cartel :

Teodoro García Simental aka « El Teo » (imprisoned since 2010) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teodoro_Garc%C3%ADa_Simental 

Luis Fernando Sánchez Arellano aka « El Ingeniero » (imprisoned since 2014) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_Fernando_S%C3%A1nchez_Arellano 

Francisco Rafael Arellano Félix (murdered by rivals in 2013) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Rafael_Arellano_F%C3%A9lix 

Benjamin Arellano Felix aka « El Min » (imprisoned since 2002) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjam%C3%ADn_Arellano_F%C3%A9lix 

Carlos Alberto Arellano Félix : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Arellano_F%C3%A9lix 

Eduardo Arellano Félix aka « El Gualin » (imprisoned since 2008) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduardo_Arellano_F%C3%A9lix 

Ramon Arellano Felix aka « Ray » (killed in 2002 by Mexican Federal Police) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram%C3%B3n_Arellano_F%C3%A9lix 

Francisco Javier Arellano Félix aka « El Tigrillo » (imprisoned since 2006) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Javier_Arellano_F%C3%A9lix 

Enedina Arellano Félix de Toledo aka « La Jefa » (fugitive) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enedina_Arellano_F%C3%A9lix 

Edgardo Leyva Escandón (fugitive) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgardo_Leyva_Escand%C3%B3n 

° Juarez Cartel :

Pablo Acosta Villarreal aka « El Zorro de Ojinaga » (killed in 1987 by Mexican Federal Police) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pablo_Acosta_Villarreal 

Rafael Aguilar Guajardo (murdered by Amado Carrillo Fuentes in 1993) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafael_Aguilar_Guajardo 

Amado Carrillo Fuentes aka « El Senor de Los Cielos » (died in 1997 during a plastic surgery) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amado_Carrillo_Fuentes 

Vicente Carrillo Fuentes aka « El Viceroy » (imprisoned since 2014) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicente_Carrillo_Fuentes 

Juan Pablo Ledezma aka « El JL » (fugitive) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Pablo_Ledezma 

Eduardo Ravelo aka « Richolm » (imprisoned since 2018) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduardo_Ravelo 

° Gulf Cartel :

Juan Nepomuceno Guerra Cárdenas aka « Don Juan » (died in 2001) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Nepomuceno_Guerra 

Juan García Ábrego (imprisoned since 1996) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Garc%C3%ADa_%C3%81brego 

Óscar Malherbe de León aka « El Licenciado » (imprisoned since 1997) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%93scar_Malherbe_de_Le%C3%B3n 

Hugo Baldomero Medina Garza aka « El Senor de los Trailers » (imprisoned since 2000) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_Baldomero_Medina_Garza 

Osiel Cárdenas Guillén aka « Mata Amigos » (imprisoned since 2003) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osiel_C%C3%A1rdenas_Guill%C3%A9n 

Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sánchez aka « El Coss » (imprisoned since 2012) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jorge_Eduardo_Costilla_S%C3%A1nchez 

Antonio Ezequiel Cárdenas Guillén aka « Tony Tormenta » (killed in 2010 by Mexican Navy) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_C%C3%A1rdenas_Guill%C3%A9n 

Héctor Manuel Sauceda Gamboa aka « El Karis » (killed in 2009 by Mexican Federal Police) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%A9ctor_Manuel_Sauceda_Gamboa 

Samuel Flores Borrego aka « Metro 3 » (murdered by rivals in 2011) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Flores_Borrego 

Juan Reyes Mejía González aka « El R1 » (fugitive) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Mej%C3%ADa_Gonz%C3%A1lez 

Rafael Cárdenas Vela aka « Comandante 900 » (imprisoned since 2011) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafael_C%C3%A1rdenas_Vela 

Mario Armando Ramírez Treviño aka « El Pelon or X-20 » (imprisoned since 2013) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Ram%C3%ADrez_Trevi%C3%B1o 

Mario Alberto Cárdenas Guillén aka « El Gordo » (imprisoned since 2012) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_C%C3%A1rdenas_Guill%C3%A9n 

Héctor David Delgado Santiago aka « Metro 4 » (murdered by rivals in 2013) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%A9ctor_David_Delgado_Santiago 

Miguel Villarreal aka « El Gringo » (allegedly murdered by rivals in 2013) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miguel_%22El_Gringo%22_Villarreal 

Homero Enrique Cárdenas Guillén aka « El Majadero » (allegedly died from a heart attack in 2014) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homero_C%C3%A1rdenas_Guill%C3%A9n 

José Manuel Garza Rendón aka « La Brocha » (imprisoned since 2001) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Manuel_Garza_Rend%C3%B3n 

Adán Javier Medrano Rodríguez aka « El Licenciado » (free) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad%C3%A1n_Medrano_Rodr%C3%ADguez 

° Beltran Leyva Cartel :

Marcos Arturo Beltrán Leyva aka « El Jefe de Jefes » (killed in 2009 by Mexican Marines) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arturo_Beltr%C3%A1n_Leyva 

Carlos Beltrán Leyva (imprisoned since 2009) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Beltr%C3%A1n_Leyva 

Alfredo Beltrán Leyva aka « El Mochomo » (imprisoned since 2008) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfredo_Beltr%C3%A1n_Leyva 

Héctor Beltrán Leyva aka « El H » (died from a heart attack in 2018) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%A9ctor_Beltr%C3%A1n_Leyva 

Edgar Valdez Villarreal aka « La Barbie » (imprisoned since 2010) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Valdez_Villarreal 

José Gerardo Álvarez-Vázquez aka « El Indio » (imprisoned since 2010) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerardo_Alvarez-Vazquez 

Sergio Enrique Villarreal Barragán aka « El Grande » (imprisoned since 2010) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergio_Villarreal_Barrag%C3%A1n 

Fausto Isidro Meza Flores aka « El Chapo Isidro » (fugitive) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fausto_Isidro_Meza_Flores 

° CJNG :

Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes aka « El Mencho » (fugitive) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nemesio_Oseguera_Cervantes 

Abigael González Valencia aka « El Cuini » (imprisoned since 2015) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abigael_Gonz%C3%A1lez_Valencia 

Rubén Oseguera González aka « El Menchito » (imprisoned since 2015) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rub%C3%A9n_Oseguera_Gonz%C3%A1lez 

Rosalinda González Valencia : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosalinda_Gonz%C3%A1lez_Valencia 

Antonio Oseguera Cervantes aka « Tony Montana » (imprisoned since 2015) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Oseguera_Cervantes 

Érick Valencia Salazar aka « El 85 » (fugitive) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89rick_Valencia_Salazar 

Martín Arzola Ortega aka « El 53 » (imprisoned since 2011) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mart%C3%ADn_Arzola_Ortega 

° La Familia / Knights Templar :

Carlos Alberto Rosales Mendoza aka « El Tisico » (murdered by rivals in 2015) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Rosales_Mendoza 

Nazario Moreno González aka « El Chayo » (killed in 2014 by Mexican Army) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazario_Moreno_Gonz%C3%A1lez 

José de Jesús Méndez Vargas aka « El Chango » (imprisoned since 2011) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_de_Jes%C3%BAs_M%C3%A9ndez_Vargas 

Servando Gómez Martínez aka « La Tuta » (imprisoned since 2015) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Servando_G%C3%B3mez_Mart%C3%ADnez 

Enrique Plancarte Solís aka « La Chiva » (killed in 2014 by Mexican Navy) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enrique_Plancarte_Sol%C3%ADs 

Rafael Cedeño Hernández aka « El Cede » (imprisoned since 2009?) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafael_Cede%C3%B1o_Hern%C3%A1ndez 

Alberto Espinoza Barrón aka « La Fresa » (imprisoned since 2008) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberto_Espinoza_Barr%C3%B3n 

Arnoldo Rueda Medina aka « La Minsa » (imprisoned since 2009) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnoldo_Rueda_Medina 
MX
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MX
This post was updated on .
Thanks for sharing. If you want to narrow down leaders by cartels, search in the appropriate categories on Wikipedia. In the search engine, write "Category:Gulf Cartel members", for example. This will pull all the traffickers from the Gulf Cartel. The name convention may vary depending on cartel.

Hope this helps!
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Mosco
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Hey man, I appreciate the hard work in compiling and showing the WIKI links on these criminals.  Sometime my mind boggles at the personalities , multi-names, their importance, and their careers.

Seriously, you have provided a needed service.
Thanks a million for making it easier to keep track of these nefarious creatures.
Mosco
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Podrido
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Why I sure do love lists. 😁

Looking great!
Just a lurker.
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blanco puro
thanks for making this list
H39
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H39
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I made a fast chart with this list.
"drugs lords" may not fit everyone
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canadiana
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That is quite interesting H39!The remaining percentage where are they then?Or is it a DK (don't know)?You did have 2% as free.
H39
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H39
Free means people that are not wanted by the law.