|Real Name/Full Name:
|Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo
|78 years old
|8 January 1946
|Maria Elvira Murillo
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Felix Gallardo is a widely known Mexican drug lord who was born on 8 January 1946. He is famously known for forming the Guadalajara cartel in the 1970s, where he controlled almost all the drug trafficking in both Mexico and the United States border. Felix was later arrested for killing a DEA officer and was sentenced for 37 years in prison.
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Early Life & Biography
Felix Gallardo was born on 8 January 1946 in a ranch in Sinaloa, Mexico. He went to high school and later attended college, where he studied business. After graduating from college, he was employed as a Mexican federal police agent, where he was positioned as a bodyguard of the governor of Sinaloa Leopoldo Sanchez Celis. The latter also happened to be his godfather.
Celis would later help Felix in moving his drugs across Mexico using his political connections. Felix began his drug trafficking business together with Rafael Caro and Ernesto Fonseca, who had worked in the Aviles organization as agents who paid the police some money so that they could move their products. After Aviles died in a shooting with the police, they took over the drug trading routes.
Before his arrest, Felix was married to Maria Murielle. It is not known if the couple had children because very little is known about their marriage. After he was arrested, a total of nine of his nephews and nieces took over the family business and distributed it among themselves and later forming Arellano Felix Organisation, which is famously known as Tijuana Cartel. One of his nieces by the name Sandra Avila Belton was a former Sinaloa cartel member.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 8 January 1946, Felix Gallardo is 78 years old as of today’s date 21st February 2024. His height is 1.8m tall, and his weight is 68 kg.
After graduating in college, Felix began his career as Mexican federal police, where he was stationed as a bodyguard of his godfather Celis who was the then Sinaloa’s governor. He later quit, joining the Aviles criminal organization, where he was responsible for corrupting the police. Together with his colleagues Rafael Caro and Earnest Camilo took over the Aviles drug cartel after Aviles died in a shooting with the police.
Because of so many drug interdictions in Florida, many Columbian drug cartels began targeting Mexico as their original shipment. Felix was introduced to these cartels by Juan Matta, who had previously introduced Aviles to them. Unlike Aviles, who had requested for money, Felix asked for 5% of the cocaine being transported to the U.S. Because of his full range connection at the U.S border, Felix made a lot of profit from the cocaine business. It is said that he and his two associates would make over $5billion in a year. In the 80’s the organization led by Felix would have almost taken over the whole of Mexico.
Kiki Camarena, an undercover DEA agent, managed to infiltrate so deep into the drug trafficking organization, and his main aim was to get close to Felix Gallardo. In 1984, Camarena gave the location of one of the ranches owned by the organization, which had been protected by the Mexican Dis Intelligent agents, and the soldiers burned property that was estimated to be worth $8 billion.
The selling out of the organization to the military brought the attention of Felix. He ordered the kidnapping of Camarena. On 7 February 1985, KiKi was kidnapped as he tried to escape to the U.S. He was tortured for about 30 hours before being killed on 9 February 1985. The killing of Kiki brought up the largest DEA homicides in Mexico that led to the arrest of both Ernesto and Rafael.
In 1989, Felix was arrested after he had moved his family to Guadalajara and was charged with murder, violent crimes, and drug smuggling. While still in jail, he would still conduct his drug business. In 1990 he was sentenced to 37 years in prison and transferred to the maximum prison.
In 2013, his health began failing him, which led him to petition for a house arrest so that he could be able to celebrate his 70th birthday with his family but was later denied. In December 2014, he was moved to a medium-security prison in Guadalajara. The Mexico court also denied him a house arrest petition that he had petitioned on 20 February 2019.
Awards & Achievements
In 2018, a Netflix original series was released describing his biography by the name Narcos.
Net worth & Salary of Felix Gallardo in February 2024
As of ’February, Felix Gallardo has an estimated net worth of $1 billion. Felix has acquired this wealth through his drug trade. He also owned about 50 houses and 200 ranches at the time of his arrest.
Felix Gallardo began as ordinary police and later became the most wanted man in both the U.S and Mexico for murder and drug trafficking. He will always be remembered as the Mexican drug lord who led the most significant drug cartels in Mexico.