Ábrego, Juan García

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Juan García Ábrego
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Ábrego, Juan García Gender: M
born on 13 September 1944 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Matamoros, Mexico (MEX), 25n53, 97w30
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 20°24' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 04°37 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 23°45'


Mexican drug smuggler who reportedly has two birth certificates, one in Mexico and the other in Texas, and who became the center of dispute between Mexico and the US when he was arrested for drug trafficking in early 1999. Mexico deported him to the US but two copies of his birth certificate were produced, although he carried no passport.

According to a news report, Mexico's interior ministry faxed copies of his birth registration certificate from Cameron County, Texas, to the news media to ensure there is no doubt. The same news article reported that municipal authorities in Matamoros "confirmed ... That Garcia Abrego is also registered as having been born on a ranch just outside Matamoros.""It says ... The child Juan Garcia Abrego was born at two o'clock on Sept. 13, 1944, on the ranch La Puerta in this municipality." The birth was registered on July 9, 1945.

Although the drug baron seemed to have considered himself an American for most purposes, the US was criticized for deporting him so quickly from Mexico back to the US. Critics claim that the Mexican government wanted him out quickly before he could reveal anything incriminating his Mexican contacts. According to current Mexican law at the time of his arrest, he could not hold dual citizenship. Mexican citizens give up their rights when they become citizens of another country.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes newspaper article "Blur over nationality may help arrested drug baron" by Martin Langfield, 16 January 1996, Reuters News. Nationality is questionable; he may have been born in La Paloma, Texas.


  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Drug business