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15 Most Shocking Assassination Plots Ever Attempted




     


3. FRANCISCO FELIX

Francisco Felix is not a name that many people will be aware of as he is not well-known outside of his native Mexico. He was the head of the once hugely powerful Arellano Felix cartel family that spent most of its criminal activity smuggling and selling drugs in Mexico and California. Most of the brothers have either been arrested or killed in recent years, leaving the family severely weakened.

The final nail in the coffin came in 2013 when a group of men disguised as clowns managed to infiltrate a party and shoot the drug lord through the throat and head, killing him instantly. According to authorities, the gunmen were wearing colorful wigs and red noses so that they couldn’t be identified.