Leader of Mexican drug cartel arrested
A senior member from the Tijuana-based Mexican drug cartel was arrested after a shootout.
Eduardo Arellano Felix, 52, was captured Saturday night across from the border city to San Diego, Calif. Kansas City.com reports that he was with his 11-year-old daughter.
CNN reports that Felix was one of the last wanted members of the trafficking organization that has been associated with the 400 people that have been killed in drug-related violence in Tijuana this year.
Felix was on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administrationâ€™s Most Wanted List, with $5 million in rewards offered for his capture.
CNN reports that today, the â€śnotorious cartel is split into two factionsâ€?, one of which is headed by Felixâ€™s nephew.