The Juárez cartel was a drug cartel based in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua; directly across El Paso, Texas.
The cartel was created in 1989 when smugglers of the Juárez plaza, founded by Pablo Acosta, left the Guadalajara cartel. During it's early stages, the cartel was led by Amado Carrillo Fuentes and Rafael Aguilar Guajardo; and trafficked cocaine for the Cali cartel and later the Norte del Valle cartel.
- Vicente Carrillo Fuentes (since 1997)
- Amado Carrillo Fuentes (1992 – 1997)
- Rafael Aguilar Guajardo (1989 – 1992)