DEA: Mexican Police Capture Senior Member of Mexican Drug Cartel, Seek $290 Million Forfeiture

By Brian Monroe

Mexican authorities Saturday captured a senior member of one of Mexico's largest and most violent drug cartels, a group that typically laundered hundreds of millions of dollars a year, according to investigators. After a several-hour long gun battle, Mexican police captured Eduard Arellano-Felix in Tijuana on Saturday, acting on information provided to them by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, officials confirmed Monday. Arellano-Felix was one of the last remaining brothers to be involved in the daily operations of the cartel, an organization that earned large sums of money from drug-trafficking, kidnapping, extortion and murder, according to a July 2002 indictment....