Alleged Cartel Adviser Extradited to U.S.

    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. Arellano Felix, 52, is under indictment for drug smuggling by a California court in the United States which had offered a five-million-dollar reward for his capture. AFP PHOTO/Luis Acosta (Photo credit should read LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Eduardo Arellano-Félix, one of several brothers who headed what was once Mexico's largest drug-trafficking organization, was flown to San Diego on Friday after exhausting all his appeals in Mexico. The extradition ends a 20-year effort to get all the siblings in federal court. Félix, a former medical student nicknamed "El Doctor," allegedly advised the group, which murdered hundreds and brought tons of drugs into the U.S. from Baja California in the 1980s and 1990s. Félix was named in a 2003 racketeering indictment and arrested after a Tijuana shootout in 2008.

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