Enedina Arellano Felix is known as “La Jefa” (The Boss), “La Madrina” (The Godmother), and “La Narcomami” (The Naro-Mother). She leads the criminal organization known as the AFO (Arellano Felix Organization AKA Tijuana Cartel) along with her son Luis Fernando Sánchez Arellano.
Enedina was born into a family of drug traffickers. In 1977, when she was seventeen, Enedina harbored her dream of becoming the queen of a carnival in Mazatlán, but she abandoned it after her two brothers, Ramón and Benjamín, were wanted by the United States and the Mexican government. During that time, her older brothers were working for Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, who would eventually give them the drug corridor in Tijuana, Baja California.
Throughout most of the 1980s and 1990s, the Arellano Felix Organization was headed by her six brothers, while Enedina advised and helped them in money laundering and financial administration. Enedina graduated with a Bachelor's degree in accounting from a private university in Guadalajara, Jalisco.
Eventually she emerged as the leader of the AFO after her brother Eduardo Arellano Félix was arrested in 2008. This move took authorities by surprise because Enedina was never considered to be a leader of the organization. Her historical contacts with drug suppliers in Colombia managed to keep the organization afloat.
Enedina has reportedly helped contribute a more "business-like vision" instead of the old and violent practices of her brothers, who previously led the Tijuana Cartel before they were arrested or killed. She forged alliances with other criminal organizations, as opposed to her brothers, who often resorted to violence. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Mexican media identify Enedina as the first and only woman to lead a criminal organization in the world, activities historically reserved for men.
Enedina is currently the most wanted woman in México