(Arrellano/Felix drug cartel continues to lose its leaders)…..The once powerful cartel is still in operation.
The Arrellano/Felix cartel at one time ruled northern Mexico and was considered one of the most powerful and brutal of the drug cartels. As the Arrellano/Felix started getting arrested and killed in shoot-outs, the leadership fell to Fernando Sanchez Arrellano. Mexican authorities say he, too, has now been arrested. He was found in a house in Tijuana, where apparently was watching the World Cup soccer game between Mexico and Croatia. Sanchez Arrellano had $100,000 in cash on him when he was arrested. Officials say he was questioned in Tijuana, before being flown to Mexico City to face trial. Her is facing charges of drug sales, smuggling and homicide.