Rafael Aguilar Guajardo
|Rafael Aguilar Guajardo|
|Died||April 12, 1993
Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Cause of death
|Known for||Juárez Cartel co-founder|
|Predecessor||Pablo Acosta Villarreal|
|Successor||Amado Carrillo Fuentes|
Rafael Aguilar Guajardo (died 1993) was a Mexican drug lord and federal police commander of the National Security and Investigation Center (CISEN) in Mexico. Also, he was one of the Juárez Cartel co-founders.
When Pablo Acosta Villarreal was killed in April 1987 during a cross-border raid by Mexican Federal Police helicopters in the Rio Grande village of Santa Elena, Chihuahua. Rafael Aguilar Guajardo took his place as gang leader.
Mexican police reported that Carlos Maya Castillo, an official also working at the National Security and Investigation Center, assisted Aguilar with information, reservations, provided him with cell phones and recruited corrupt police agents for Aguilar's criminal organization.
Two days after threatening to reveal his high-level Mexican government contacts, Amado Carrillo Fuentes took over the reins of power in Juárez cartel after assassinating its boss, Rafael Aguilar Guajardo, and setting off the city’s worst and ongoing bout of criminal violence. Aguilar's assets seized by the Attorney General of Mexico (PGR) were valued at $100 million, and they included night clubs, houses and a 7000 m² property in Acapulco.
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