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Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo

Dahila Published On Mon Apr 26 2021   Modified On Mon Apr 26 2021
Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo

Facts of Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo

Full Name
ProfessionDrug lord of the Guadalajara Cartel
Birth CitySantiago de los Caballeros, Badiraguato, Sinaloa
Birth CountryMexico
Gender IdentityMale
Date of BirthAugust 1,1930
Age93 years


    Body and Relation Status of Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo

    Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo, best known by his other name Don Neto, is a convicted Mexican drug lord and former leader of a now-defunct criminal group, Guadalajara Cartel.

    How old is Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo? Short Biography

    Carrillo's date of birth is debatable. The Drug Enforcement Administration lists his birth year as 1942, while some other sources claim he was born on August 1, 1930, in Santiago de los Caballeros, Badiraguato, Sinaloa, Mexico.

    He could be 90 years old or in his late 70s now. Much of his early life is still a mystery and nothing is known about his parents and siblings either. Ernesto was involved in drug trafficking since the early 1970s.

    His nephew, Amado Carrillo Fuentes, was also a drug lord. In fact, he became involved in the drug business after Ernesto took him and his other siblings under his tutelage.

    Amado was born on December 17, 1956, in Guamuchilito, Sinaloa, Mexico, to parents Walter Vicente Carrillo Vega and Aurora Fuentes.He had eleven siblings: Angélica, Cipriano, Guadalupe, Alberto, Rodolfo, José Cruz, and Vicente Carrillo Fuentes. 

    His brother, Cipriano Carrillo Fuentes, died in 1989 under suspicious circumstances. Amado's younger brother, Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, is a suspected drug lord and was named Mexico's most-wanted fugitive until his arrest in October 2014.

    Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo Net Worth

    Carrillo's net worth has not been revealed yet. He was the leader of the Guadalajara Cartel, a criminal group based in Jalisco. Carrillo had formed the group with Rafael Caro Quintero and Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo in the late 1970s to ship cocaine and marijuana to the United States.

    His nephew Amado's net worth was estimated at a staggering $25 billion. He had taken over Juárez Cartel after assassinating his boss Rafael Aguilar Guajardo. Amado is considered one of the most notorious drug barons of all.

    Th authorities later discovered $10 billion in his bank account funds and 60 properties across Mexico, including a huge estate with Arabic-influenced architecture. The mansion named 'The Palace of a Thousand and One Nights' is estimated to be worth $5 million.

    Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo Now: Charges & House Arrest

    Carillo was being tracked by the US authorities in the early 1980s, following which he had fled to Mexico. The Mexican Army finally located him on his villa in Puerto Vallarta on April 7, 1985. 

    He was found guilty of the 1985 murder of DEA agent Kiki Camarena and was sentenced to 40 years in prison. In July 2016, Fonseca was transferred to house arrest because of his old age and declining health. Carrillo is currently serving out the remaining nine years on his 40-year sentence under house arrest.