Mexico's "Most Powerful Drug Baron" Arrested, Suspected of Cocaine Trafficking to US
EDUARDO Areillano-Felix, suspected by police of being a prominent leader of one of the most powerful drug cartels in the world, has been arrested, it has been revealed, after a shoot out in Tijuana. He is accused of trafficking tonnes of cocaine and marijuana to the US.
An alleged prominent leader of one of the most powerful drug cartels in the world, Mexico's Arellano-Felix Cartel, has been arrested, officials say.
Eduardo Arellano-Felix was arrested after a shootout in the Mexican city of Tijuana, on the US border, according to the Mexican defence department.
He is accused of trafficking hundreds of tonnes of cocaine and marijuana to the US.
The US state department has been offering $5m (£3m) for his capture.
Mr Arellano-Felix and his sister, Enedina Arellano-Felix, took over the leadership of the cartel after several of their brothers were either arrested or killed, the Mexican authorities say.
Police arrested the suspect on Saturday evening after chasing his car to a home in a middle-class district of Tijuana.
A three-hour gun battle erupted involving more than 100 police and soldiers and the house was riddled with bullets, federal police were quoted by Reuters news agency as saying.