Francisco Rafael Arellano Félix, also known as Pancho was a Mexican drug lord active and a high ranking of the Tijuana cartel.. Despite being the eldest of the Arellano Félix brothers, his brother Benjamín led the organization. It was formed in 1989, after the Arellano-Félix brothers, who controlled the Tijuana plaza after overthrowing their former mentor Alberto Sicilia Falcon, withdrew from the Guadalajara cartel. The Tijuana cartel, also known as the Arellano-Félix Organization is a Mexican drug cartel operating out of Tijuana, Baja California. Francisco Javier Arellano Félix | Narcos Mexico Wiki | Fandom In 1980, they joined the Guadalajara cartel, which was a federation of drug traffickers all around Mexico led by Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo. Francisco Javier Arellano Félix, also known as Tigre was a Mexican drug trafficker belonging to the Tijuana cartel, led by his elder brother Benjamín Arellano Félix.