FBI officials say they are still working to determine whether a man killed by Mexican police in Mazatlan on Feb. 10 was Ramon Arellano Felix, the enforcer for one of the most notorious drug cartels in the world.
Jan Caldwell, a spokeswoman for the FBI in San Diego, said the FBI has not completed its laboratory tests on samples from the man whose remains were taken from a morgue in Mexico and cremated. She said such tests are expected to be finished next week.
While the FBI is continuing its tests, Mexican authorities have reported DNA tests have conclusively shown the man killed Feb. 10 was Ramon Arellano, who was on the FBI's 10 most wanted list.
According to The Associated Press, Mexico Assistant Attorney General Juan Jorge Campos said Mexican authorities compared blood from Benjamin Arellano Felix, who on Saturday was arrested in Puebla, Mexico, with DNA evidence collected from a blood-stained shirt the man who was shot Feb. 10 was wearing.