Mexico Extradites Alleged Arellano-Felix Figure

Friday, Aug 31, 2012  |  Updated 3:06 PM PDT
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Mexico Extradites Alleged Arellano-Felix Figure

Eduardo Arellano Felix, aka 'the Doctor' one of the alleged leaders of the notorious Arellano Felix drug trafficking cartel, is presented during a press conference In Mexico City, on October 27, 2008

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Mexico has extradited alleged drug cartel member Eduardo Arellano-Felix to the United States.

San Diego U.S. Attorney Laura E. Duffy said Friday that Arellano-Felix will face U.S. charges of racketeering, money laundering and narcotics trafficking.

Arellano-Felix was arrested by Mexican authorities in Tijuana, Mexico, on Oct. 25, 2008, following a gunbattle with a Mexican authorities.

An extradition order was granted in 2010, and he arrived in the U.S. Friday afternoon following two years of unsuccessful appeals.

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