Thursday, Jun. 23, 2011

Juan Garcia Abrego

Gulf Cartel drug lord Juan Garcia Abrego had the distinction of being the first drug smuggler to make the FBI's list. Wanted by authorities since 1986 on money-laundering and drug-possession charges, he was listed in 1995 and nabbed by Mexican authorities the following year. Abrego was tried on 22 counts of money laundering and narcotics trafficking, including masterminding the smuggling of nearly 15 tons of cocaine from Mexico to the U.S. Convicted on all counts, he is currently serving 11 life terms in the U.S.