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Suspect held in 1993 slaying

January 27, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

An alleged drug cartel hit man who is among the suspects in the accidental slaying of a cardinal in 1993 was arrested in Tijuana, officials said.

Alfredo Araujo Avila, known as "Popeye," allegedly worked for the Tijuana-based Arellano Felix drug cartel for more than two decades, an official said.

Roman Catholic Cardinal Juan Jesus Posadas Ocampo was shot dead while in his car at the Guadalajara airport. Investigators concluded that his car was mistaken for that of an Arellano Felix cartel rival.

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