Carlos Arellano Félix

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Carlos Alberto Arellano Félix
Born (1955-08-20) August 20, 1955 (age 63)
OccupationSurgeon by training.
Thought to be a Tijuana Cartel drug lord

Carlos Alberto Arellano Félix (born August 20, 1955) is a Mexican surgeon by training[1] and one of the Arellano-Félix brothers who led the criminal organization known as the Tijuana Cartel.

According to press reports, Carlos Arellano completed his surgery training at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara and is in charge of the money laundering operations on behalf of the Tijuana Cartel through several of their companies, such as real estate, construction, night clubs, money exchange houses and retailing shops located in Mazatlán, Guadalajara and Mexico City.[1] Also, there is suspicion that Carlos coordinates the importation of narcotics into the United States.[2] He is currently[when?] not wanted by U.S. law enforcement.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c Consegura, Renato (June 20, 2002). "Egresados de las mejores universidades son los asesores de los Arellano Félix". La Crónica de Hoy (in Spanish). Archived from the original on January 25, 2014.
  2. ^ PBS- Drug Cartels (1997).
  3. ^ "Members of the Arellano Felix Organization". PBS - Frontline. October 2000. Retrieved October 8, 2010.