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February 23, 2002 | JAMES F. SMITH and KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Authorities were trying to determine Friday whether a man killed in a shootout with police this month was Ramon Arellano Felix, the reputed leader of Mexico's most-feared drug cartel. The newspaper Noroeste in Mexico's Sinaloa state reported that Arellano Felix was shot dead Feb. 10 in the seaside resort of Mazatlan. Arellano Felix is on the FBI's 10 most-wanted list alongside Osama bin Laden, and the State Department has offered a reward of up to $2 million for his capture.
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July 28, 2002 | ANNE-MARIE O'CONNOR
A HOT DAY IN TIJUANA IS COOLING INTO A GOLDEN SUNSET. BUSINESSWOMAN Guadalupe Gonzalez is helping a customer select the perfect floral teacup from a china showroom that is a fantasia of fine figurines. Delicate swallowtail butterflies rest on china daisies. Mermaids hold out conch shells with tiny freshwater pearls. Porcelain brides and grooms painted in reassuring pastels gaze at each other with bland expressions of matrimonial joy.
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WORLD
April 30, 2002 | CHRIS KRAUL and SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Arellano Felix brothers used the papal nuncio as a personal emissary to request a meeting with President Carlos Salinas de Gortari to plead their innocence in the May 1993 killing of Cardinal Juan Jesus Posadas Ocampo at the Guadalajara airport, according to a new book.
WORLD
April 30, 2002 | CHRIS KRAUL and SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Arellano Felix brothers used the papal nuncio as a personal emissary to request a meeting with President Carlos Salinas de Gortari to plead their innocence in the May 1993 killing of Cardinal Juan Jesus Posadas Ocampo at the Guadalajara airport, according to a new book.
MAGAZINE
July 28, 2002 | ANNE-MARIE O'CONNOR
A HOT DAY IN TIJUANA IS COOLING INTO A GOLDEN SUNSET. BUSINESSWOMAN Guadalupe Gonzalez is helping a customer select the perfect floral teacup from a china showroom that is a fantasia of fine figurines. Delicate swallowtail butterflies rest on china daisies. Mermaids hold out conch shells with tiny freshwater pearls. Porcelain brides and grooms painted in reassuring pastels gaze at each other with bland expressions of matrimonial joy.
NEWS
September 25, 1997 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Relying on measures usually reserved for international terrorists, the U.S. government offered a reward of more than $2 million Wednesday for the capture of Ramon Arellano Felix, an alleged leader of the violent Tijuana drug cartel, and placed him on the FBI's Most Wanted list. Officials said his apprehension and extradition to Southern California, where he is wanted on drug conspiracy charges, would buttress what they said is growing trust and cooperation between U.S. and Mexican authorities.
NEWS
January 8, 2001 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Depending on which tips you believe, the most hunted fugitive along this piece of the U.S.-Mexico border has been skiing in Wyoming, gambling in Las Vegas or swapping e-mail in a lonely-hearts chat room. Wherever he is, accused Tijuana drug lord Ramon Arellano Felix has stayed a step ahead of the law, despite a massive three-year manhunt by U.S. authorities, a $2-million reward and the arrests in Mexico last year of two of his gang's alleged top figures.
NEWS
October 6, 1997 | ANNE-MARIE O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Years before he became one of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted, alleged Mexican drug lord Ramon Arellano Felix--with his motorcycle, leather pants and flowing champagne--was the toast of the Tijuana disco scene. He and his brothers moved into elegant homes, married into established families and cultivated an array of Baja California businessmen and judicial authorities. And when the Arellanos' enemies were executed, many looked the other way.
NEWS
March 14, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
DNA tests confirm that a man killed last month during a shootout with police was Ramon Arellano Felix, one of the FBI's 10 most-wanted fugitives and a suspected leader of Mexico's most brutal drug gang, prosecutors said. Assistant Atty. Gen. Jose Jorge Campos told a news conference that Mexican authorities compared blood from Ramon's jailed brother, Benjamin, with DNA evidence taken from bloodstains on the shirt and shorts of a man who died in a firefight with police in Mazatlan on Feb. 10.
WORLD
January 14, 2005 | Chris Kraul, Times Staff Writer
Once Mexico's deadliest drug trafficker, the weakened Arellano Felix cartel of Tijuana has merged with another gang in a desperate bid for survival, the country's narcotics prosecutor said Thursday. Jose Luis Santiago Vasconcelos, deputy attorney general for organized crime, said recent intelligence showed that the Tijuana cartel had merged with the so-called Gulf cartel, led by Osiel Cardenas, to fend off usurpers.
NEWS
February 23, 2002 | JAMES F. SMITH and KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Authorities were trying to determine Friday whether a man killed in a shootout with police this month was Ramon Arellano Felix, the reputed leader of Mexico's most-feared drug cartel. The newspaper Noroeste in Mexico's Sinaloa state reported that Arellano Felix was shot dead Feb. 10 in the seaside resort of Mazatlan. Arellano Felix is on the FBI's 10 most-wanted list alongside Osama bin Laden, and the State Department has offered a reward of up to $2 million for his capture.
NEWS
January 8, 2001 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Depending on which tips you believe, the most hunted fugitive along this piece of the U.S.-Mexico border has been skiing in Wyoming, gambling in Las Vegas or swapping e-mail in a lonely-hearts chat room. Wherever he is, accused Tijuana drug lord Ramon Arellano Felix has stayed a step ahead of the law, despite a massive three-year manhunt by U.S. authorities, a $2-million reward and the arrests in Mexico last year of two of his gang's alleged top figures.
NEWS
October 6, 1997 | ANNE-MARIE O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Years before he became one of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted, alleged Mexican drug lord Ramon Arellano Felix--with his motorcycle, leather pants and flowing champagne--was the toast of the Tijuana disco scene. He and his brothers moved into elegant homes, married into established families and cultivated an array of Baja California businessmen and judicial authorities. And when the Arellanos' enemies were executed, many looked the other way.
NEWS
September 25, 1997 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Relying on measures usually reserved for international terrorists, the U.S. government offered a reward of more than $2 million Wednesday for the capture of Ramon Arellano Felix, an alleged leader of the violent Tijuana drug cartel, and placed him on the FBI's Most Wanted list. Officials said his apprehension and extradition to Southern California, where he is wanted on drug conspiracy charges, would buttress what they said is growing trust and cooperation between U.S. and Mexican authorities.
NEWS
November 11, 1998 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a two-month investigation, authorities Tuesday announced their first arrests in the gruesome slaying of 19 men, women and children in Baja California, the bloodiest episode of drug violence Mexico has witnessed. Authorities said the Sept. 17 massacre near Ensenada was committed by a gang that apparently worked for Ramon Arellano Felix, who is on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list and is allegedly one of Mexico's top traffickers.
NEWS
May 12, 2000 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Emboldened by the recent arrest of an alleged top lieutenant of a suspected Tijuana drug cartel, U.S. law enforcement officials predicted at a news conference Thursday that the arrest of the brothers behind the murderous organization may be near. "They are more vulnerable than they have been in many, many years," said Bill Gore, agent in charge of the San Diego office of the FBI. "We have a good chance for some arrests." Gregory Vega, U.S.
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