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Mexico arrests leader of Tijuana drug cartel
Westport-News ^ | 6-24-2014 | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and ELLIOT SPAGAT

Posted on 06/24/2014 2:20:37 PM PDT by Citizen Zed

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The head of the once-mighty Tijuana-based Arellano Felix drug cartel was arrested while watching Mexico's soccer team play in the World Cup, a top Mexican federal official said Tuesday.

Federal police chief Monte Alejandro Rubido said Fernando Sanchez Arellano was detained in the border city of Tijuana on Monday and was expected to be brought to Mexico City sometime Tuesday.

Sanchez Arellano had $100,000 in cash when he was arrested, Rubido said at a news briefing at which he didn't take questions.

Journalists were shown photographs of Sanchez Arellano in a green soccer jersey and with his cheeks painted with green, white and red, the colors of the Mexican flag.

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Goaaaaaaaal!
1 posted on 06/24/2014 2:20:37 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

Now the Sinaloa cartel will quietly gain control of Tijuana’s underworld and its coveted smuggling corridor to San Diego.


2 posted on 06/24/2014 2:31:01 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Remember various layers of Mexican cops work for various cartels, so an “arrest” is really just a hit they decided to do cleanly.


3 posted on 06/24/2014 2:32:56 PM PDT by discostu (Ladies and gentlemen watch Ruth!)
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To: Citizen Zed

Daring break-out and escape in...

3....2....1

Mucho dead Mexican Federales.


4 posted on 06/24/2014 2:37:46 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Citizen Zed
Don't hold your breath waiting for any change in the price or availability of drugs. Arrests of drug lords are nothing more than photo-ops.
5 posted on 06/24/2014 2:44:55 PM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: Citizen Zed

He must not have kept up the payments to the police and the army.


6 posted on 06/24/2014 2:53:17 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Citizen Zed

I predict some new headless bodies in the near future.


7 posted on 06/24/2014 4:19:21 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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