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Benjamin Arellano-Felix (Captured)

Dates of Birth Used: 11/8/53, 3/12/52, and 8/11/55
Place of Birth: Sinaloa, Mexico
Height: 5’10” Weight: 170 lbs
Eyes: Brown Hair: Black
Race: Hispanic Nationality: Mexican

BENJAMIN ARELLANO-FELIX was the lead figure in the powerful and violent Tijuana Cartel, responsible for smuggling large quantities of marijuana, methamphetamine and cocaine from Mexico into the United States. Benjamin was a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) fugitive based on a federal indictment issued 5/2/89 by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. He was arrested by Mexican authorties in March 2002.

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