Today in Latin American History
Drug Trafficker Ramón Arellano Félix Died in 2002
Photo: Ramón Arellano Félix
Today in Latin American history, Mexican drug trafficker Ramón Arellano Félix who was a member of the Tijuana drug cartel died in 2002.
Arellano Félix was on the United State’s Ten Most Wanted list, eventually being the most wanted criminal.
Ramon Arellano Félix was killed in a gun fight in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, where he was stopped due to a traffic infraction by a Mexican police officer who did not know at the time who Ramon Arellano Felix really was. Arellano Félix drew his gun and shot the police officer, who shot him back while falling to the ground.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican drug trafficker Iván Velázquez Caballero was known as Z-50 was born in 1970
- Today in LatAm history, Dominican baseball player Alberto Castillo who played for the New York Mets was born in 1970
- Today in LatAm history, Venezuelan baseball player César Izturis who plays for the Cincinnati Reds was born in 1980
- Today in LatAm history, Colombian footballer Radamel Falcao García who plays for the National team & Atlético Madrid was born in 1986