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Pablo Acosta Villarreal

Personal information
Place of birthSanta Elena, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Date of deathApril 1987
Death placeSanta Elena, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Cause of deathShootout with Mexican Federal Police.
Other namesEl Zorro de Ojinaga.
OccupationDrug lord.
EmployerJuárez Cartel.
Known forDrug trafficker.
TitleLider.
SuccessorRafael Aguilar Guajardo and Amado Carrillo Fuentes.
PartnerAmado Carrillo Fuentes

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Pablo Acosta Villarreal was a Mexican narcotics smuggler who controlled crime along a two-hundred mile stretch of U.S.-Mexico border. At the height of his power, he was smuggling 60 tons of cocaine per year for the Colombians -in addition to the incalculable amounts of marijuana and heroin that were the mainstay of his business. He was the mentor and business partner of Amado Carrillo Fuentes, the so-called 'Lord of the Skies', who took over after Acosta's death.

He made his operation base in the once little dusty border town of Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico, and had his greatest power in the period around 1984-1986. Through a protection scheme with Mexican federal and state police agencies and with the Mexican army, Acosta was able to ensure the security for five tons of cocaine being flown by turboprop aircraft every month from Colombia to Ojinaga -sometimes landing at the municipal airport, sometimes at dirt airstrips on ranches upriver from Ojinaga.

Chains of luxurious restaurants and hotels laundered his drug money. While at first he only managed marijuana and heroin, Acosta Villarreal became increasingly involved in the cocaine trade near the end of his life. He established contacts with Colombians who wanted to smuggle cocaine into the United States using the same routes to Texas Acosta Villarreal was using to ship marijuana and heroin from across the border in Chihuahua.

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 Acosta's place but he was killed soon after by Amado Carrillo Fuentes, who took control of the organization. The book Drug Lord by investigative journalist Terrance Poppa, chronicles the rise and fall of Acosta Villarreal through direct interviews he did with this drug lord.



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CNN International---...- the first flight were identified as Lester Gonzalez, -Pablo- Pacheco Avila, Omar Ruiz Hernandez, Jose Luis Garcia Paneque and Antonio -Villarreal Acosta-. ... - Date : Tue, 13 Jul 2010 16:10:06 GMT+00:00
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Clarín.com--El técnico era Ernesto González Centoira y jugaban R. González, R. Franchocci, N. -Villarreal-, S. Scacco, O. Cuzzolino, V. Giogia, J. Ferreiro, C. Lettieri, ... - Date : Sat, 29 May 2010 07:15:01 GMT+00:00

Mexican Drug War (2006 present)

Federal forces
Mexican Army * Mexican Air Force * Mexican Navy * Federal Investigations Agency * Federal Police * Édgar Eusebio Millán Gómez
Beltrán Leyva Cartel
FoundersArturo Beltrán Leyva * Alfredo Beltrán Leyva * Mario Alberto Beltrán Leyva * Carlos Beltrán Leyva * Héctor Beltrán Leyva * Edgar Valdez Villarreal
Current leadersHéctor Beltrán Leyva * Mario Alberto Beltrán Leyva * Sergio Villarreal Barragán
La Familia Michoacana
FoundersNazario Moreno González * Carlos Rosales Mendoza * José de Jesús Méndez Vargas * Enrique Plancarte * Arnoldo Rueda Medina * Servando Gómez Martínez * Dionicio Loya Plancarte * Rafael Cedeño Hernández * Alberto Espinoza Barron
Current leadersNazario Moreno González * Servando Gómez Martínez * Dionicio Loya Plancarte
Gulf Cartel
FoundersJuan Nepomuceno Guerra * Juan García Abrego
Current leadersAntonio Ezequiel Cárdenas Guillén * Jorge Eduardo Costilla
Juárez Cartel
(Armed wing: La Línea)
FoundersAmado Carrillo Fuentes * Pablo Acosta Villarreal * Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo * Rafael Aguilar Guajardo
Current leadersVicente Carrillo Fuentes * Juan José Esparragoza Moreno * Juan Pablo Ledesma
Sinaloa Cartel
FoundersJoaquín Guzmán Loera * Héctor Luis Palma Salazar * Adrián Gómez González
Current leadersJoaquín Guzmán Loera * Ismael Zambada García * Ignacio Coronel Villarreal
Tijuana Cartel
FoundersRamón Arellano Félix * Benjamín Arellano Félix * Francisco Rafael Arellano Félix * Carlos Arellano Félix * Luis Fernando Arellano Félix * Eduardo Arellano Félix * Francisco Javier Arellano Félix
Current leadersEnedina Arellano Félix * Luis Fernando Sánchez Arellano * Edgardo Leyva Escandon
Los Zetas
FoundersArturo Guzmán Decena * Jesús Enrique Rejón Águila * Jaime González Durán * Heriberto Lazcano * Miguel Treviño Morales
Current leadersHeriberto Lazcano * Miguel Treviño Morales
See also
Timeline of the Mexican Drug War * Mérida Initiative * Narco submarine * Project Gunrunner * War on Drugs * Operation Solare * Operation Xcellerator * Project Coronado



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