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Rommel Moreno Manjarrez, the Baja California Attorney General, announced that despite claims made by the DEA, the Arellano Félix Cártel has not disappeared from the area. The statements came on Tuesday, August 20, a day after Eduardo Arellano Félix was sentenced to 15 years in U.S. federal prison.

Eduardo plead guilty to conspiracy to launder money and invest illicit drug proceeds. He was considered one of the leaders of the drug organization which is based out of Tijuana. Multiple Arellano Félix brothers and organizational leaders have been taken down by the DEA, leading U.S. officials to declare the organization dead.

Moreno Manjarrez contests that despite major weakening, the organization is still very active in the area's narcotics industry.

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