The leader of the murder group who once worked for El Chapo is found shot to death with his sister and her husband
The co-founder of a murder team linked to Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán’s old Sinaloa cartel is said to have been executed in Mexico just 10 days after violating his probation and fleeing his home in Southern California.
Authorities recovered the bodies of José Rodrigo ‘Chino Ántrax’ Arechiga Gamboa, his sister Ada Jimena Arechiga Gamboa and brother-in-law Juan García Espinoza on a road in the town of Arroyo Seco in Culiacán.
Photos leaked to the Mexican media by the medical examiner’s office confirmed the death of the 40-year-old fugitive.
Additional crime scene footage shows a body lying on the sidewalk and a male body in a BMV X-5 registered with Ada Jimena. Local media reported that her body was found next to another male body in the vehicle.
Mexican newscasts reported that the three victims were kidnapped from Ada Jimena’s home in Sinaloa during a shootout on Friday before being killed.
José Rodrigo ‘Chino Ántrax’ Arechiga Gamboa was found executed on Saturday with his sister and brother-in-law in the town of Arroyo Seco in Culiacán. Chino Ántrax was on the run from U.S. authorities after violating his probation conditions and fleeing his home in San Diego on May 6 and entering Mexico on an unknown date
Ada Jimena Arechiga Gamboa was shot dead in Culiacán, Mexico, after several unknown suspects kidnapped her, her husband and brother, José Rodrigo ‘Chino Ántrax’ Arechiga Gamboa, from her home in Sinaloa.
Police and medical investigators are investigating the crime scene where José Rodrigo ‘Chino Ántrax’ Arechiga Gamboa was found dead on Saturday. Chino Ántrax was a co-founder of the Los Ántrax gang associated with the El Chapo cartel
San Diego authorities launched a manhunt for Chino Ántrax after he was found missing at his home on May 6 when probation officers showed up to check on him as part of his parole agreement on March 3.
According to Telemundo, law enforcement sources said Chino Ántrax left his mobile behind and removed his GPS ankle monitor and attached it to the leg of a battery-operated doll moving between the kitchen and the bedroom.
He then reportedly crossed the Mexico-United States border and reached Tijuana, where he met his brother Ricardo Aréchiga, a businessman in the agricultural and recycling industry in Baja California state who kept himself away from the Chino criminal Ántrax lifestyle.
A crime scene photo shows a male body lying on the back of a BMW X-5 registered with Ada Jimena Arechiga Gamboa, the sister of José Rodrigo Aréchiga Gamboa, ‘El Chino Antrax’ – a former ally of El Chapo. Local media reported that Ada Jimena’s body was also in the vehicle
Members of the National Guard of Mexico stand outside the local medical examiner’s office in Culiacán, where the three bodies were taken to Saturday after they were found by authorities
He was arrested in an investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, which began targeting a small drug dealer ring in the suburbs of San Diego, Chula Vista and National City in 2011, before reaching top leaders with the help of more than 200 telephone taps.
Chino Ántrax, who flaunted his wealth on Instagram, was captured in Amsterdam in 2013 and extradited to the United States in July 2014 to be charged with drug smuggling as a member of the Sinaloa Cartel.
In March 2015, he confessed to smuggling cocaine and marijuana from Mexico to the United States and admitted to being the brain of the cartel’s criminal activities.
Jose Rodrigo Arechiga Gamboa – better known as ‘Chino Antrax’ – was found dead on Saturday in Sinaloa, Mexico, after being released from a San Diego prison in March
“Chino Antrax is one of the highest Sinaloa cartel queens ever prosecuted in the United States,” said Laura Duffy, a U.S. attorney for the Southern District of California, after the conviction.
Arechiga Gamboa was only convicted in December 2019.
Although initially in prison, he was only sentenced to seven years and three months in prison, most of which he had already served.
Chino Ántrax co-founded Los Ántrax, a gang of hitmen who were stuck with a series of murders and attacks allegedly carried out on behalf of the Sinaloa cartel, including the murder of three men hanged on a bridge in 2011 and considered revenge after one of their leaders was killed.
Los Ántrax also helped the Sinaloa organization wage a bloody war with the Beltran Leyva cartel when it decided to splinter in 2008.
Prior to his death, Chino Ántrax used social media to post images of himself, face blurred, with beautiful women, gilded firearms, Italian sports cars and other luxuries in locations around the world