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NARCOS: MEXICO season 2 has now come to an end and fans are waiting to hear of a third series. Who is Vicente Carrillo Fuentes? Is El Viceroy real?

PUBLISHED: 11:34, Thu, Mar 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 11:47, Thu, Mar 26, 2020

NARCOS: Mexico is a crime drama series on which is a spin-off to the original Narcos drug cartel series. As the name suggests, the spin-off focuses on the illegal drug trade in Mexico, whereas the original series was set in Colombia. One character fans have been interested in finding out more about is Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, also known as El Viceroy.


Vicente Carrillo Fuentes is also known as El Viceroy and he is the former leader of the Juárez Cartel, a drug trafficking organisation.

The suspected drug lord led the cartel based in Chihuahua, which was one of the main transport routes for illegal drug shipments into America.

He was one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords and was one of seven children, born in Sinaloa.

Fans may recognise the surname as his brother Amado Carrillo Fuentes founded the Juárez Cartel, and Amado features in Narcos: Mexico series two.

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Narcos Mexico: The second series castNarcos Mexico: Carrillo Fuentes (Image: )

Narcos Mexico: José María Yazpik as Amado Carrillo FuentesNarcos Mexico: Amado Carrillo Fuentes is Vicente's brother (Image: )

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Amado had formed the cartel by 1993 and brought in his brothers, as well as his son Vicente Carrillo Leyva.

Amado died in 1997 following plastic surgery complications and after his death there was controversy over who should take over as leader.

Vicente came out victorious after defeating the other rivals and formed a partnership with El Azul, who also features in the Narcos: Mexico series.

Vicente was able to avoid any direct conflict with the Arellano Félix brothers, who led the most powerful organisation during the 90s.

Narcos Mexico: Felix is one of the main charactersNarcos Mexico: Felix is in an opposition gang (Image: )

Narcos Mexico: Scoot McNairy as DEA agent Walt BreslinNarcos Mexico: Walt Breslin narrates the series (Image: )

Carrillo Fuentes was eventually charged on 46 different counts including continuing criminal enterprise,

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