Gunmen Dressed as Clowns Kill Ex-Drug Leader

Sister and nephew believed to run Tijuana cartel

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A former leading member of a Mexican drug cartel has been killed by gunmen dressed as clowns, the BBC reports.

Francisco Rafael Arellano Felix was shot in the head and chest at a family party in the tourist resort of Cabo San Lucas.

In the 1990s, Felix and his brothers controlled the drug trade on the Mexican-U.S. border, and experts believe his sister and nephew now run the Tijuana cartel.