Gilberto Higuera Guerrero
Nickname: El Gilillo
Cartel Affiliation: Arellano-Felix organization & Zambada
Gilberto Higuera Guerrero was aprehended on August 23, 2004 via a special operation called, "Thunderbolt". His affiliation was orginally with the Arellano-Felix cartel and it was later beleived that he left and went to the Zambada. After his brother, Ismael Higuera Guerrero, was arrested, Gilberto took over the duties Ismael was once responsible for. He became the leader of a group of assassins responsible for elimainating rivals. He was also responsible for directing drug shipments and smuggling those drugs into the USA. Officals said he managed more than 50% of all drugs that passed through Mexico.
Mexico had issued four warrants for his arrest. The warrants were for his work in connection with the Arellano-Felix cartel. The United States had placed a two million dollar reward for information leading to his arrest.