Carlos Beltran Leyva

Nationality: Mexican
Cartel Affiliation: Sinaloa Cartel & Beltran Leyva

The Beltran-Leyva cartel was founded by five brothers: Marcos Arturo, Carlos, Mario Alberto, Alfredo, and Hector. All of which were previously affiliated with the Sinaloa cartel until one of the brothers, Alfredo, was arrested. The brothers had worked as under bosses and security chiefs for the cartel leaders. Artuto along with his brothers sought out for revenge against, Joaquín "Chapo" Guzmán, the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel and their former boss. The brothers felt he was to blame for their brothers arrest. They left the Sinaloa cartel and joined alliances with the Gulf Cartel and the Los Zetas.

The Beltran-Leyva Cartel was responsible for cocaine, heroin, methamphimines, and marijuana production, transporting and wholesaling. Included among their many talents were human smuggling, money laundering, contract killing, extortion, kidnapping, murder, toture and gun-running. They were linked to many killings of law enforcement officals. The Cartel also has had outstanding success in buying off public officials, police and others to protect their business and get tips on planned military raids.

Several attempts were made to capture Auturo.During an attempt on December 19, 2009 Arturo Beltran Leyva was killed.

Upon the death of Arturo, the remaining brothers sought revenge again. Their was one marine that was killed during the confrontation on December 19, 2009 and the Beltran-Leyva brothers killed the entire family after his funeral including his mother.

Carlos Beltran Leyva was arrested in January 2, 2010 in Caliacan carrying weapons and a false driver's license. This arrest was a mere two weeks after the death of his brother, Arturo.