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Ramón Arellano Félix

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Added  September 18, 1997
Number  451
Name  Ramon Felix

Ramón Arellano Félix looking serious and wearing a white shirt and black coat

Charges  Conspiracy to import cocaine and marijuana
Born  August 31, 1964 Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico (1964-08-31)

Died  February 10, 2002 (aged 37) Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico

Similar  Benjamín Arellano Félix, Francisco Javier Arellano Félix, Enedina Arellano Félix

Ramon Arellano Félix (August 31, 1964 – February 10, 2002) was a Mexican drug trafficker whom authorities linked to the Tijuana drug cartel (a.k.a. the Arellano-Félix Organization).


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At 188 cm (6 foot 2 inch) and 100 kg (220 lb), Arellano Félix was allegedly one of the most ruthless members of the cartel and was a suspect in various murders. Arellano Félix had been linked by Mexican police to the 1997 massacre of twelve members of a family outside of Ensenada, Baja California. The family was related to a drug dealer that had an unpaid debt to the Arellano Félix Cartel. On September 18, 1997, Ramon Arellano Félix became the 451st fugitive to be placed to the Ten Most Wanted list. Leading to his Most Wanted Fugitive listing in the United States, he had been charged in a sealed indictment in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, with Conspiracy to Import Cocaine and Marijuana in drug trafficking.

Ramon Arellano Felix after being killed in a shootout with the police

Some of his aliases were "Patrón", "Colores", "Comandante Mon". He was believed to have a soft voice. He also had gold incrustations in his gun. His favorite vehicles were Chevrolets: Silverados, Tahoes and Suburbans. Ramon Arellano appears in a video Rupert Jee

Kingpin Act sanction

Ramón Arellano Félix looking serious and wearing a white shirt and black coat

On 1 June 2000, the United States Department of the Treasury sanctioned Ramón under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (sometimes referred to simply as the "Kingpin Act"), for his involvement in drug trafficking along with eleven other international criminals. The act prohibited U.S. citizens and companies from doing any kind of business activity with him, and virtually froze all his assets in the U.S.

Death and aftermath

Ramon Arellano Félix was killed in a gun fight in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, where he was stopped due to a traffic infraction by a Mexican police officer who did not know at the time who Ramon Arellano Felix really was. Arellano Félix drew his gun and shot the police officer, who shot him back while falling to the ground on February 10, 2002. It is suspected that he was in Mazatlán to kill his bitter rival Ismael Zambada García. Arellano's older brother, Benjamín Arellano Félix, the cartel's mastermind, was arrested weeks later on March 9. The youngest of the Arellano brothers, Francisco Javier Arellano Félix, was arrested with some associates at sea, by the United States Coast Guard, on August 14, 2006. They were in international waters 25 km (16 mi) off the coast of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur. He was extradited to the U.S. on September 16, 2006.

The only brother of the Arellano Félix cartel then at large, Eduardo Arellano Félix, was captured by the Mexican Army on October 26, 2008. At the time, the US State Department had been offering a reward of up to $5 million USD for information leading to his arrest. According to a Mexican official at the time of Eduardo Arellano Félix's capture, control of the cartel passed to Luis Fernando Sánchez Arellano, son of Eduardo Arellano Félix's sister Alicia.


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