Alleged drug boss killed in Mexico

Saturday, February 23, 2002

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico -- Mexico's attorney general said Friday that officials were investigating whether one of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted fugitives, alleged drug boss Ramon Arellano Felix, had been killed.

Attorney General Rafael Macedo de la Concha said he could not rule out the possibility that a man whose body was missing after he was fatally shot by police was Arellano Felix, but he could not confirm it either.

"We are investigating, looking for evidence," he said.

The Noroeste newspaper in Culiacan, 640 miles northwest of Mexico City, reported Friday that Arellano Felix had been killed during a shootout with police Feb. 10.

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