Saturday, April 30, 2011

Arellano Felix – Mexican Tijuana alliance chief handed over to US

Investigators in Mexico have handed over the suspected organizer of the Tijuana drug cartel, Benjamin Arellano Felix, to the United States.
The lobby, now destabilized, once controlled most of the flood of drugs from the northern Mexican state of Tijuana to America. Investigators articulate Mr. Arellano Felix, 59, led the alliance's illicit and monetary operations.
He will countenance tryout in a federal court in San Diego, in California.
Mexican officials handed over Mr. Arellano Felix over to US federal agents on Friday. At its stature, the Tijuana alliance, also famous as the Arellano Felix Organization after the family operating it, is considered to have been the key trader of cocaine and marijuana to the US.
Benjamin Arellano Felix is charged of heading the cartel from 1989 until his detain in 2002, controlling its drug trafficking operations and the abducting and murder of opponents traffickers, sneaks and affiliates of the security forces. He is also facing blames of money laundering.
After Benjamin Arellano Felix's held in Mexico in 2002, his younger brother Francisco is alleged to have taken over the management of the cartel awaiting his own detain in 2006. 
Another brother, Eduardo, is considered to have taken over the restraints for the subsequent two years until his arrest in 2008. Mexican authorities consider the lobby is now operating by a sister, Enedina Arellano Felix, and her son, Luis Fernando Sanchez Arellano.
Ramon Arellano Felix, believed the most brutal of the brothers, was executed in a shoot-out with police in 2002. Mexican security forces articulate the alliance is harshly destabilized, and that most of its neighborhood has been taken over by opponent groups.

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