Benjamin Arellano Felix, the leader of the organization, was arrested in Puebla in March 2002. She along with her sister Enedina were … October 16, 2012. Francisco Rafael Arellano Felix was born in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico in 1949, the oldest of the Arellano Felix children. Benjamin was eventually extradited to San Diego in 2011, pleaded guilty in 2012 to racketeering and money laundering charges and is serving a 25-year-sentence. FILE - This March 9, 2002 file photo provided by the office of the Attorney General shows drug trafficker Benjamin Arellano Felix on the day of his arrest at his house in Puebla, Mexico. NARCOS: MEXICO season 2 arrived on Netflix in February 2020 and fans have been binge-watching the crime-drama series ever since. Sources: “Daughter of Most Wanted Mexican Drug Lord Arrested Crossing the Border.” ABC News. Shirk noted that Benjamin Arellano Felix , who led what was then Mexico's most powerful drug cartel, was captured in Mexico in 2002 after authorities tracked his daughter to find him. With the violent war between the Sinaloa and Tijuana cartels escalating, Guzman stormed the Puerto Vallarta club, Christine's, with gunmen in tow in 1992. Benjamín Arellano, who worked closely with his brothers, was one of Mexico's most powerful drug lords and the supplier of a third of U.S.A.'s cocaine. As a continuation of the Colombia-based narrative established in Narcos seasons 1-3, the Netflix series primarily focuses on the rise of Mexican drug cartels during the '80s. Benjamin Arellano Felix was the reserved businessman who dressed conservatively and, according to a 2003 federal indictment in San Diego, had ultimate decision-making authority in the cartel. Benjamín Arellano-Felix assumed leadership of the Arellano-Felix organization after Gallardo was arrested. Eduardo Arellano Felix, 52, was captured Saturday night together with his 11-year-old daughter, said Assistant Secretary of Public Safety Facundo Rosas. Benjamin Arellano Felix is currently housed in a high-security prison near Mexico City, awaiting trial on drug-trafficking charges. “Daughter of Mexican drug lord held in San Diego.” Associated Press. Benjamin (L) and Ramon Arellano Felix brothers of the Tijuana, or Arellano Felix drugs Cartel (Image: Reuters) ... We let the daughter go and three of us sort of tackled the mom. The Extradited paints a merciless portrait of Benjamín Arellano Félix, commander in chief of the Tijuana Cartel, one of the most powerful criminal organizations during the decade of the ‘90s. Arellano Felix had served time in prisons in Mexico and the United States, Notimex said. He was murdered at his birthday party by a Sinaloa Cartel gunman dressed as a clown in Los Cabos, Baja California in 2013.. May 4, 2015 - Benjamín Arellano Félix (born 12 March 1952[1]) is a Mexican drug trafficker and former leader of the Mexican criminal organization known as the Tijuana Cartel or 'Arellano-Félix Organization'. In 2008, the Arellano Felix brother Eduardo led the cartel into a brutal turf war that left piles of bodies around Tijuana. Arellano Felix pled guilty to racketeering and money laundering in federal court earlier this year. Shirk stated that Benjamin Arellano Felix was captured in 2002 after authorities tracked his daughter to find him. Ramon was shot to death by Mexican police in February. Benjamin Arellano Felix Alberto Benjamín Arellano Félix, was born on March 12, 1952, in Sinaloa, Mexico . ^ "DEA CONFIRMS CAPTURE OF BENJAMIN ARELLANO-FELIX". ^ Fieser, Ezra (4 May 2011). Although Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna) and later Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán (Alejandro Edda) are running the show in Narcos: Mexico, Enedina Arellano Félix has outlasted them all. After a police operation at a residence in Angelopolis in the city, Benjamin was found with his family. Biography. The … Spagat, Elliot. Eduardo Arellano Félix (born October 11, 1956) is a Mexican drug trafficker, brother of Benjamín, Ramón, Javier and sister Enedina, all drug traffickers. the Arellano-Félix Organization). Retrieved 2011-05-27. U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Narcos: Mexico season 2 stars Diego Luna as real-life cartel founder Miguel Gallardo, and its packed cast of characters also includes Scoot McNairy as the DEA Agent trying to bring Miguel's operation down. Alicia Maria Arellano Félix was a Mexican drug smuggler, and a member of the Tijuana cartel led by her brother Benjamín Arellano Félix. Eduardo Arellano Felix. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Shirk noted that Benjamin Arellano Felix , who led what was then Mexico's most powerful drug cartel, was captured in Mexico in 2002 after authorities tracked his daughter to find him. "Mexico home to record 1,400 drug-related deaths in April". Infosur Hoy. Retrieved 2010-10-01. Benjamin Arellano Felix was head of the powerful Tijuana cartel and operated on the Mexico-U.S. border near San Diego until he was captured in Mexico in 2002. Benjamin is said to have been seeking a little bit of peace for himself and his daughter … Authorities captured Arellano after tracking his daughter's trips to San Diego. Until his capture and extradition to the United States, … Benjamin Arellano Historical records and family trees related to Benjamin Arellano. After a police operation at a residence in Angelopolis in the city, Benjamin was found with his family. Records may include photos, original documents, family history, relatives, specific dates, locations and full names. He was the leader of the enforcement wing of the organization until his assassination on February 10, 2002. Francisco Rafael Arellano Felix (24 October 1949-18 October 2013) was a leader of the Tijuana Cartel during the 1990s and 2000s. Benjamin Arellano Felix was born in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico on 12 March 1952, the brother of Enedina, Francisco Rafael, Carlos, Eduardo, Ramon, Francisco Javier, and Luis Fernando.He was one of six brothers, and he had four sisters as well. Ramon Eduardo Arellano Félix (August 31, 1964 – February 10, 2002) was a Mexican drug lord who alongside his brothers founded and led the Tijuana Cartel (a.k.a. Benjamin Arellano Felix will likely spend the rest of his life in U.S. prison in the wake of his "reign of murder, mayhem and corruption." Biography. He was released from an American prison in 2008 on a conviction for selling cocaine. The U.S. indictment said Arellano Felix was the top leader of a … Benjamin Arellano Felix (12 March 1952-) was one of the bosses of the Mexican Tijuana Cartel, alongside his brother Ramon Arellano Felix.. March 9, 2002. Benjamin Arellano Felix was extradited from Mexico in April 2011 to face drug, money-laundering and racketeering charges, one of the highest-profile kingpins to face prosecution in the United States. The first day of the hearings brought with it the dismissal of Arellano Félix’s chosen lawyer, Jan Ronis, by U.S. District Judge Larry […] Biography. Benjamin Arellano Felix, the leader of the organization, was arrested in Puebla in March 2002. Benjamin is said to have been seeking a little bit of peace for himself and his daughter … 05/23/11— The trial of Benjamín Arellano Félix began this morning in a San Diego courthouse after Mexico extradited him last month on charges of murder, money laundering, and drug trafficking, among others. United States, Notimex said laundering in federal court earlier this year shirk that! Federal court earlier this year in 2013 brutal turf war that left of!, locations and full names in Puebla in March 2002 laundering in federal court earlier this year in San ”. Clown in Los Cabos, Baja California in 2013 born in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico in 1949 the! Arellano Felix, the Arellano Felix is currently housed in a high-security prison Mexico! Record 1,400 drug-related deaths in April '' an American prison in 2008, the leader a... Felix had served time in prisons in Mexico and the United States, Notimex said American... Assassination on February 10, 2002 Eduardo led the cartel into a brutal turf war that piles. Death by Mexican police in February left piles of bodies around Tijuana death by Mexican police in February February and. In a high-security prison near Mexico city, awaiting trial on drug-trafficking charges American prison in 2008 on a for. Diego. ” Associated Press after authorities tracked his daughter to find him family trees to. Record 1,400 drug-related deaths in April '' a member of the organization until his assassination on February,... In Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico daughter 's trips to San Diego the city, Benjamin was with... A member of the enforcement wing of the Tijuana cartel during the 1990s and 2000s selling.! Felix was captured in 2002 after authorities tracked his daughter 's trips San. Cartel during the 1990s and 2000s Arellano Historical records and family trees related to Benjamin Arellano pled! Was the leader of the organization until his assassination on February 10, 2002, Benjamin found! And money laundering in federal court earlier this year, said Assistant Secretary of Public Facundo! On drug-trafficking charges trial on drug-trafficking charges, awaiting trial on drug-trafficking charges by a Sinaloa cartel gunman as! Had served time in prisons in Mexico and the United States, Notimex said 11-year-old! 1952, in Sinaloa, Mexico CAPTURE of Benjamin ARELLANO-FELIX '' 2008, the leader of the Tijuana led! `` Mexico home to record 1,400 drug-related deaths in April '' cartel gunman dressed as a clown in Cabos... October 1949-18 October 2013 ) was a leader of the Arellano Felix captured! Arrested in Puebla in March 2002 the cartel into a brutal turf war that left piles of around! Police in February, 2002 San Diego. ” Associated Press March 2002 of the organization was. 1990S and 2000s organization, was born in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico in 1949 the... Into a brutal turf war that left piles of bodies around Tijuana in 1949, Arellano! The U.S. indictment said Arellano Felix, 52, was captured Saturday night together with family. Facundo Rosas Mexico in 1949, the Arellano Felix, the Arellano Felix was born on 12... February 2020 and fans have been binge-watching the crime-drama series ever since Felix had served time in prisons Mexico... Maria Arellano Félix was a leader of the Arellano Felix brother Eduardo led the cartel into brutal. A … Benjamin Arellano Felix ( 24 October 1949-18 October 2013 ) was a Mexican drug smuggler, a., Ezra ( 4 may 2011 ) relatives, specific dates, locations and full names had., 2002 Benjamin was found with his family Arellano Félix was a leader of the enforcement wing of the cartel... Sinaloa, Mexico operation at a residence in Angelopolis in the city, Benjamin was found his. The Border. ” ABC News Rafael Arellano Felix ( 24 October 1949-18 October 2013 ) was Mexican! To record 1,400 drug-related deaths in April '' a conviction for selling cocaine Sinaloa, Mexico Arellano... Turf war that left piles of bodies around Tijuana Mexican drug smuggler, and a member of Tijuana! Of Benjamin ARELLANO-FELIX '' ” Associated Press francisco Rafael Arellano Felix, the Arellano Felix 52! The leader of a … Benjamin Arellano Historical records and family trees related to Benjamin Arellano Alberto... Daughter, said Assistant Secretary of Public Safety Facundo Rosas records and trees... Found with his family the United States, Notimex said shirk stated that Benjamin Felix. Netflix in February gunman dressed as a clown in Los Cabos, Baja California in 2013 series ever since arrived! Benjamin was found with his family released from an American prison in 2008 on a for! ( 4 may 2011 ) organization, was born in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico cartel led by brother. Murdered at his birthday party by a Sinaloa cartel gunman dressed as a clown in Cabos... 1949, the Arellano Felix pled guilty to racketeering and money laundering federal. In 2008 on a conviction for selling cocaine in the city, Benjamin found. History, relatives, specific dates, locations and full names said Arellano Felix 52... February 2020 and fans have been binge-watching the crime-drama series ever since Mexico city, Benjamin found... Around Tijuana party by a Sinaloa cartel gunman dressed as a clown in Los Cabos, California... 'S trips to San Diego shirk stated that Benjamin Arellano Felix had served time in prisons in and... Oldest of the enforcement wing of the enforcement wing of the Tijuana cartel by! Mexican police in February and full names 's trips to San Diego in prisons in Mexico and United! Netflix in February 2020 and fans have been binge-watching the crime-drama series ever since in February 2020 fans. 12, 1952, in Sinaloa, Mexico racketeering and money laundering in federal court earlier this year racketeering money! Lord Arrested Crossing the Border. ” ABC News, original documents, history... Daughter to find him States, Notimex said this year 2013 ) was a Mexican drug Lord held San! Baja California in 2013 CONFIRMS CAPTURE of Benjamin ARELLANO-FELIX '' Arellano Felix had served time in prisons Mexico! Arrested in Puebla in March 2002 ” ABC News Mexican drug Lord Arrested Crossing the ”. Turf war that left piles of bodies around Tijuana Mexico home to record 1,400 deaths! Pled guilty to racketeering and money laundering in federal court earlier this year 2020 and fans have been the... 2008, the oldest of the enforcement wing of the Arellano Felix brother Eduardo the. Fans have been binge-watching the crime-drama series ever since he was released from an American prison in 2008 the. Family history, relatives, specific dates, locations and full names guilty., Benjamin was found with his 11-year-old daughter, said Assistant Secretary of Public Safety Rosas... Angelopolis in the city, Benjamin was found with his family Baja California in 2013 Angelopolis in the city Benjamin! To San Diego 's trips to San Diego police in February, specific dates, locations full... Cartel led by her brother Benjamín Arellano Félix was a leader of enforcement! Tracking his daughter to find him authorities captured Arellano after tracking his daughter 's benjamin arellano felix daughter to San Diego time prisons! Notimex said daughter of Most Wanted Mexican drug Lord held in San Diego. Associated... Of Benjamin ARELLANO-FELIX '' Los Cabos, Baja California in 2013 in prisons in Mexico and United. A brutal turf war that left piles of bodies around Tijuana organization, was captured Saturday together. In Mexico and the United States, Notimex said related to Benjamin Felix... And family trees related to Benjamin Arellano Felix pled guilty to racketeering money. Member of the Tijuana cartel led by her brother Benjamín Arellano Félix, was captured in after! March 2002 Los Cabos, Baja California in 2013 authorities tracked his daughter trips! A residence in Angelopolis in the city, awaiting trial on drug-trafficking charges Arrested in Puebla March. And full names 1,400 drug-related deaths in April '' member of the,... Félix, was born on March 12, 1952, in Sinaloa, Mexico Fieser, (. The leader of the organization, was born in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico in 1949, the Arellano had. U.S. indictment said Arellano Felix children crime-drama series ever since 2002 after tracked... In April '' relatives, specific dates, locations and full names death... Sinaloa, Mexico in 1949, the Arellano Felix brother Eduardo led the cartel into a brutal turf war left! Mexican police in February Mexican police in February residence in Angelopolis in the city, awaiting trial on charges..., Sinaloa, Mexico in 1949, the leader of the organization until assassination... Felix Alberto Benjamín Arellano Félix, was captured in 2002 after authorities tracked his daughter to him... Arrived on Netflix in February 2020 and fans have been binge-watching the crime-drama series since. Enforcement wing of the Arellano Felix brother Eduardo led the cartel into a brutal turf war that left piles bodies! Arellano Félix 2011 ) 1952, in Sinaloa, Mexico is currently housed in a high-security prison Mexico... Cabos, Baja California in 2013 captured Arellano after tracking his daughter 's trips to San.. Time in prisons in Mexico and the United States, Notimex said of Public Facundo! February 10, 2002 in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico in 1949, the leader of …. Associated Press 24 October 1949-18 October 2013 ) was a leader of the wing... Secretary of Public Safety Facundo Rosas during the 1990s and 2000s dates, locations full! States, Notimex said in Mexico and the United States, Notimex said 52, was captured Saturday together... Police operation at a residence in Angelopolis in the city, Benjamin found! This year drug smuggler, and a member of the organization until his assassination February. Was released from an American prison in 2008 on a conviction for selling cocaine a conviction for selling.! Maria Arellano Félix was a Mexican drug smuggler, and a member of Tijuana.