La Nueva Frontera: The Border Monsters

Mexico's top druglords, the bloodthirsty Arellano Felix brothers, horrify even Tijuana

There are two ways to get a piece of the action at any of the big drug markets along the border: pay off--or kill off--anyone who stands in your way. But to gain exclusive control of the most lucrative gateway of all, says a veteran U.S. drug cop, a drug cartel has to pay and kill "beyond where any have ever gone before."

And so few boundaries--national, moral, legal--constrain the border's worst bad guys: Benjamin Arellano Felix, 49, and his kid brother Ramon, 36. The two baby-faced playboys head the Tijuana cartel, which sits atop Mexico's $30 billion drug-trafficking underworld and...

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