Amado Carrillo Fuentes

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Amado Carrillo Fuentes
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Full Name: Amado Carillo Fuentes
Alias: El Señor de los Cielos
Origin: Guamuchilito, Navolato, Sinaloa, Mexico
Occupation: Drug dealer
Goals: Launder as much money as possible from drug dealing without being caught (failed)
Crimes: Drug dealing
Type of Villain: Drug Lord

Amado Carrillo Fuentes was a Mexican drug lord who seized control of the Juárez Cartel after assassinating his boss Rafael Aguilar Guajardo. Amado Carrillo became known as "El Señor de Los Cielos" (Lord of the Skies) because of the large fleet of jet airliners he purchased to transport more drugs. He was also known for laundering over US$20 million via Colombia to finance his huge fleet of planes, purchased from a defunct Belizean airline. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration described Carrillo as the most powerful drug trafficker of his era. Prior to becoming boss, Carrillo was a pilot for the Guadalajara Cartel, and then security chief for Pablo Acosta until Acosta's arrest.

He died in a Mexican hospital after undergoing extensive plastic surgery to change his appearance. In his final days Carrillo was being tracked by Mexican and U.S. authorities. He is regarded as one of the wealthiest criminals in history, with an estimated net-worth of US$ 25 billion.

Popular culture

He is portrayed by Jose Maria Yazpik in the series Narcos and Narcos: Mexico.