Mexican drug cartel boss, Francisco Rafael Arellano-Felix released from U.S. Prison

Mexican drug cartel boss, Francisco Rafael Arellano-Felix released from U.S. Prison

Francisco Rafael Arellano Felix (58 years old) was released from a
U.S. federal prison on February 02, 2008 and soon after deported
back to Mexico. Francisco Rafael Arellano-Felix is the oldest
brother of the leaders of the Arellano Felix cartel in Mexico. This
cartel is also known as the Tijuana cartel. Arellano Felix went back
to Mexico as a free man and does not face charges there. He
entered the city of Juarez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, from El
Paso ,Texas.

Francisco Rafael Arellano-Felix was a boss the boss of the Tijuana
cartel in 1993 when he was arrested in Mexico for drug and
weapons charges. When he was arrested he had $150,000 in his
possession. He was sentenced to 11 years in Mexico but he was
also wanted in the United States for 9 ounces of cocaine that he
sold to an undercover agent in 1980. In 1980 he posted bail and
fled. After two additional years of judicial proceedings, he was
extradited to the United States in September 2006. Arellano-Felix
pled guilty to federal cocaine charges in June 2007. He was
sentenced to 6 years in prison. Due to the charges being from the
1980s, Francisco Rafael Arellano-Felix was eligible for parole. In
February 2008, Arellano-Felix was released from his federal cocaine
charges and thus deported.

Francisco Rafael Arelano-Felix's younger brothers also were
involved in cocaine trafficking. Francisco Javier Arellano-Felix is
serving life in prison in a U.S. federal prison. Benjamin Arellano
Felix is in prison in Mexico. Ramon Arellano-Felix was killed by
Mexican police in 2002 during a shootout. Francisco Eduardo
Arellano Felix is a fugitive.

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