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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Judge Approves Motion that Suspends Arrest Warrants in Mexico Against Tijuana Cartel Ex-Boss Eduardo Arellano Félix

"MX" for Borderland Beat

Eduardo Arellano Félix, nicknamed "El Doctor" for being a medical doctor, was considered the financial brains of the Tijuana Cartel.
A judge in Toluca, State of Mexico, approved a motion that suspends any future arrest warrants issued against Eduardo Arellano Felix ("El Doctor"), a member of a powerful clan that once headed the Tijuana Cartel.

Eduardo will be released from US prison on 18 August 2021 and deported back to Mexico. However, he has no pending charges or arrest warrants in his home country despite the fact that he was one of Mexico's most-wanted drug kingpins.

In order for the precautionary measure to take effect, Eduardo must pay a guarantee of MXN$40,000 (about US$1,980), as requested by Augusto Octavio Mejía Ojeda, head of the Third District Court in Toluca. His legal team has a remote hearing on 21 June 2021, where a tribunal will decide on the validity of this motion.

At the age of 64, Arellano-Felix will return as a free man to Tijuana, one of the most dangerous cities in Mexico today.

The Tijuana Cartel holds presence in the area but is no longer the hegemonic group it used to be. Other groups like the Sinaloa Cartel and the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) currently compete for control of the Tijuana corridor.

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) displaying Eduardo Arellano-Félix's release date: 18 August 2021. He is currently imprisoned in United States Penitentiary, Allenwood (USP Allenwood) in Pennsylvania.

Background

The Tijuana Cartel controlled the drug trade from its base in Tijuana, south of San Diego, between 1986 and the 2000s. At the height of its power in the 1990s, the cartel smuggled hundreds of millions of dollars in narcotics through a 100-mile-wide corridor stretching from Tijuana to Mexicali, south of Calexico, California.

The Arellano Felix brothers gained an added measure of notoriety when the Tijuana Cartel and its battle with the rival Juarez Cartel were dramatized in the 2000 film "Traffic," which earned four Oscars.

In its indictment against the brothers, the U.S. government said Eduardo was doing business with an illegal enterprise through a pattern of racketeering activity (RICO), conspiracy to import and distribute cocaine and marijuana, and money laundering.

Sources: Lopez-Doriga Noticias; Sol de Mexico; Borderland Beat archives

35 comments:

  1. https://twitter.com/UnidadDeInteli1/status/1405418039537852419?s=20

    https://twitter.com/UnidadDeInteli1/status/1405527285013254154?s=20


    https://twitter.com/UnidadDeInteli1/status/1405531082703872016?s=20


    CJNG-M2 matando gallinas😀😀😀

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    1. Yeah the numbers are adding up. 12 here, 7 over there, and the ones who are leaving.

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  2. Big boss in coming out in August, Baby Killer Cartel aka CJNG or better start packing up, Tijuana is not yours.

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    1. I bet he gets whacked within the first 3 months

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    2. A clown🤡 awaits his arrival, so can accompany be with his brother francisco.

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  3. Sol I lost in which article in the comments a guy from Russia, wrote in Russian, he wants to know coordinates, of the area Mencho is hiding. Possibly the Russian mob, wanting to collect the bounty on Mencho.

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    1. Lol bro this ain’t the movies he will get lit up like it’s New Years trying to get to them boys 😂 😂

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    2. When it's a big bounty on his head, trust me those Russians, especially ex military will do anything, I am sure they can go into the dark web and gather Intel,

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    3. The Mexicans rule underworld across the globe. Nobody is getting high in your country without them. Ain't nothing growing in Russia.

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  4. How on Earth did Benjamin Arellano not get life in the Us? He will be out soon also...he has so much blood on his hands.

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    1. No he will not. He doesn't get out until 2032.

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  5. I thought he wasn’t really doctor? I was under the impression his nickname came about for doctoring a successful system to smuggle drugs north.

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  6. Judges gotta be stopped, they act with impunity.

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  7. Be safe Mexicans. You need all the help you can get.

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  8. He’ll either be dead very very soon….. or will be smart and get the hell out of Mexico immediately. CDS will get to him most likely. They’ll probably be waiting at every enterance they can to see this guy step foot on the turf

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  9. there will be a clown waiting for him when he gets to Mexico. 🤡

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    1. Chino ain't around no more.

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  10. HOW CAN THE ARELLANOS LIVE WITH THEMSELVES KNOWING C.D.S MEMBERS KILLED 2 OF THE BROTHERS AND THEYRE NOW ALLIES? RAMON IS PROBABLY FURIOUS SOMEWHERE IN HELL.

    THE KING MENCHO WOULD NEVER TAKE ANY STEPS BACK IN HIS GENIUS DECISIONS��

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    1. Business is never personal. Its part of being in the loop when working for the mob. Everyone is replaceable. Even a Carnal.

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    2. Having fun swinging from your master's nuts like a good little slave?

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    3. Me no read comments with all capitals.

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    4. 756
      But you reply to them? Dumbass.

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  11. Be safe eduardo go home finally

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  12. $100 he gets whacked in either August or September

    How funny if they get someone dressed as a Lucha Libre this time 😂

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  13. Animo compadres!
    We will allow El Doctor to live peacefully in his hometown in exchange for the full support of the CAF in wiping the Sinaloan scourge away from the Baja peninsula. Absolute 4 letters!!!!

    Caballero de Jalisco🏴‍☠️🇲🇽

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    1. I don't like people who try to bit and steal another man's game. 006 is an idiot but he been here a long time being himself.

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    2. Who cares what you like or don’t like pendejo

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  14. El Doctor looks like he needs to go see a doctor... lol I don’t see CAF ever reaching the heights of previous years... in the 90’s when you stepped foot in Tijuas you knew who was in charge... I think they were one of the first cartels to recruit enforcers from the US side...

    -Holden D. Cash

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  15. 6-1. Coming soon. Los aretes will be okay.

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