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Mexican drug cartel chief pleads guilty in U.S.

• The RawStory.com
 A Mexican drug kingpin pleaded guilty on Wednesday to US federal charges of racketeering and conspiracy to launder money, and could face up to 25 years in prison, court officials said.

Benjamin Arellano Felix, former leader of the notorious Arellano Felix Organization, is due to be sentenced on April 2 by US District Judge Larry Burns in San Diego following a plea deal.

Arellano Felix was extradited from Mexico to the United States last April, to face charges of drug trafficking, criminal association, money laundering and organized crime.

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