U.S. and Mexico Announce Indictment of Arellano Felix Cartel Leaders

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Monday, September 1, 2003
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
19
Issue: 
9
335
Abstract: 
On July 8, 2003, a press conference of Attorney General John D. Ashcroft and Mexican Attorney General Rafael Macedo de la Concha announced the criminal indictment against the Arellano Felix brothers and eight of their subordinates. The charges against the eleven individuals are racketeering, conspiracy to import and distribute drugs, and money laundering. U.S. authorities also seek $289 million in cash and property allegedly acquired through the drug trade … [more]