Vicente Carrillo Leyva

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Vicente Carrillo Leyva
Born (1976-07-19) 19 July 1976 (age 40)
Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
Other names El Ingeniero[1]
Occupation Officer in the Juárez Cartel
Known for Drug lord
Predecessor Vicente Carrillo Fuentes
Parent(s) Amado Carrillo Fuentes

Vicente Carrillo Leyva (born in Mexico City, 19 July 1976)[2] is a Mexican drug lord and a leader in the Juárez Cartel.[3]

He was arrested by Mexican police on 2 April 2009,[4][5][6] but subsequently acquitted of money laundering charges, though charges of illegal possession of firearms kept him from gaining his freedom.[7] After being found guilty of illegal arms possession, and paying a US$16,000 fine, he was released on 17 December 2010, to the custody of Mexican federal police with new charges of money laundering.[8]

According to a biography published by the Mexican newspaper El Universal, his father and head and founder of the Juarez Cartel, Amado Carrillo Fuentes, had told Carrillo Leyva not to enter the drug trafficking business. Consistent with this, Carrillo sent his son to study at the best private universities of México, Switzerland, and Spain. Carrillo Leyva, however, paid no attention.[9]

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  1. ^ Cayó Vicente Carrillo Leyva, capo del Cartel de Juárez. Univison. 4 February 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Perfil Vicente Carrillo Leyva". El Universal (in Spanish). 2 April 2009. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Top Mexican drug cartel suspect arrested, officials say. CNN. 2 April 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  4. ^ Top Mexican drug cartel suspect arrested, officials say. CNN. 2 April 2009. Retrieved 7 march 2012.
  5. ^ Top Mexican drug cartel suspect arrested
  6. ^ Vicente Carrillo Leyva arrested
  7. ^ Juez absuelve a Vicente Carrillo Leyva El Universal 29 October 2010. (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Vicente Carrillo Leyva. Malcolm Beith. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  9. ^ Enjuiciarán a Vicente Carrillo Leyva 'El Ingeniero' por falsificación de documentos. Univision. 12 December 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2012.

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