Sunday, May 24, 2020

Jose Rodrigo Arechiga Gamboa - 'Chino Antrax' whacked - Update

Chino Antrax's charges carried a potential life sentence, but he received seven years, including time served. "Chino Antrax is one of the highest-ranking Sinaloa Cartel kingpins ever prosecuted in the United States," said a US prosecutor at the time.

There have been no reports of retaliatory violence. This makes it likely that his killing was ordered by one of two parties: cartel leader Ismael Zambada García, 'El Mayo,' or the sons of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, 'Los Chapitos.' Zambada and Los Chapitos have oscillated between infighting and power-sharing.
In the execution of Chino Antrax it is thought El Mayo had him killed for his cooperation, with Los Chapitos not interfering.
Jose Rodrigo Arechiga Gamboa disappeared last week after serving six years for importing cocaine and marijuana into the US from Mexico. The high profile Mexican drug trafficker and assassin left the US after being released on parole following a prison stint in March.

His body was discovered in a BMW, wrapped in a blanket with duct tape in Sinaloa. His sister and her husband were also found dead inside the vehicle on a dirt road near the town of Ayuné.
Chino Antrax was considered El Chapo's Sinaloa drug cartel's most lethal enforcer.
Chino Anthrax was arrested in the Netherlands at the Amsterdam-Schiphol airport on a flight from Mexico. He was sunk by his posts on Instagram, which allowed DEA agents to coordinate with their peers in Europe and wait for him upon arrival in the Netherlands.

Chino Antrax was imprisoned for 87 months in the Metropolitan Correctional Center.