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Rafael Aguilar Guajardo

Rafael Aguilar Guajardo was a Mexican drug lord and federal police commander of the Direccion Federal de Seguridad in Mexico. Rafael Aguilar Guajardo was killed during a cross-border raid by Mexican Federal Police helicopters.

Early Life and Childhood

Rafael Aguilar Guajardo was born on 1950 in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico. The exact date of his birth was not yet disclosed. His zodiac sign is Capricorn, and he is of Mexican nationality.

Moreover, he was the federal police commander of the Direccion Federal de Seguridad, co-founder of the Juarez Cartel, and a drug lord. Additionally, by his parents, Rafael was raised in Ciudad Juarez.

Rafael doesn’t disclose information about his parents as he respects their privacy. Thus, it was believed that his father was also involved with drug cartels and his mother was a housewife.

No information was provided regarding his siblings but was believed that he wasn’t an only child of his parents. Talking about his educational background he did not disclose anything about it. He follows the Christian religion.

Moreover, he was interested in a couple of activities in his high school days, but mostly in playing soccer. After he enrolled in 1968, he chose not to pursue a college degree, but to join the police force Rafael stayed away from drug dealing which he saw all around him.

Rafael Aguilar Guajardo – Death

Rafael Aguilar Guajardo was killed on 12 April 1993 at the age of 43 in Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico. He was killed by Gunshot when vacationing with his wife and son in Cancun.


Rafael went on to make his way up from a police officer to a federal police commander and joined DFS not long after completing his high school education. The connections helped him after he befriended the late Mexican narcotics smuggler Pablo Acosta Villarreal which Rafael established.

Later on, he became involved in drug smuggling himself. Additionally, Rafael became the right-hand man to Pablo, who at that time smuggled more than 60 tons of cocaine per year for the Colombians. After the murder of Pablo in April 1987 Rafael took his place.

Then as his right hand, he chose the Mexican drug lord Amado Carrillo Fuentes. When he quit his job at DFS Mexican police began following Rafael. Later it was known that his main person in the police was Carlos Maya Castillo.

Moreover, he worked at the National Security and Investigation Center and sent sensitive information to Rafael every week. Rafael was assassinated by people hired by his right-hand man Amado on 12 April 1993. After that, he went on to lead the Juarez Cartel.

The Attorney General of Mexico seized all of his assets following Rafael’s death, worth more than $100 million, such as his several houses. Additionally, a couple of nightclubs and his 7,000 m2 Acapulco property were taken.

In the critically acclaimed historical series “Narcos: Mexico” Rafael was portrayed by Noe Hernandez, created by Carlo Bernard and Chris Brancato. Similarly, the series follows an American of the DEA who’s targeting members of the Guadalajara Cartel.

The Juarez Cartel was led by Pablo Acosta Villarreal until he was killed by the Mexican Federal Police in April 1987 and was founded in the first half of the ’70s.

Rafael Aguilar Guajardo – Net Worth

The net worth of Rafael Aguilar Guajardo was 100 million at the time of his death. He has made a large amount of money in his profession. Furthermore, he lived a luxurious life with his family.

There are no records of his brand endorsements in his career.

Rafael Aguilar Guajardo – Personal Life

Rafael Aguilar Guajardo was a married man. He married his wife Maria Teresa Delgado Varela. The couple has a son but the name has not yet revealed

Body Measurements

Rafael Aguilar Guajardo has a height of 5 feet 5 inches. His body weight is around 75 kg. Additionally, he has black eyes and brown color hair. Likewise, other measurements like dress size, shoe size, etc are not disclosed.

Social Media

Rafael Aguilar Guajardo was not active on any social media platforms.

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