José Rodrigo Aréchiga “El Chino Ántrax”, former hitman of the Sinaloa Cartel, was assassinated

The Chinese Anthrax was captured in 2013 when he was going to board a plane (Photoart: Jovani Silva, Infobae)
The Chinese Anthrax was captured in 2013 when he was going to board a plane (Photoart: Jovani Silva, Infobae)

José Rodrigo Aréchiga Gamboa, better known in the world of drug trafficking as El Chino Ántrax, former hitman of the Sinaloa Cartel and head of his armed wing “Los Antrax”, he was murdered in Culiacán, according to the information in the newspaper Riod. At the moment, the state Attorney General's Office awaits the intervention of federal experts in the analyzes to make their identity known.

They also reported that Rodrigo Aréchiga was kept at a home in the Guadalupe Victoria neighborhood, east of the city of Culiacán, one of the territories led by the criminal cell commanded by himself before his arrest.

It was there that an armed group burst into open fire to take him along with two other people, who later appeared murdered inside a BMW X5 van. It was his sister Jimena, owner of the vehicle, as well as Juan N, brother-in-law of the Chinese Anthrax and brother of the also deceased deputy Ocadio García.

The bodies were transferred to the Forensic Medical Service (Semefo), where agents of the National Guard, the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) and the State Police also immediately attended, with the aim of protecting the area. It was then that the rumor that the last body found inside the vehicle belonged to El Chino Anthrax.

According to the data, the victims were not identified at the site and they were wrapped in blankets and blankets inside the abandoned unit on the side of a dirt road that connects the highway to Sanalona with the town of Ayuné.

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Through social networks, photographs of the alleged corpse of the hit man began to circulate, as well as videos of the facade of the house where he was allegedly “raised” by an armed group, which appears to have been destroyed by gunshots.


José Rodrigo Aréchiga Gamboa Fled from home prison in San Diego, California, about 10 days ago. Marc W. Ryan and Kimberly A. Pelot, the custodians in charge of their supervision, narrated that when they arrived at the location to sign their corresponding judicial act, “El Chino Anthrax” was gone.

Aréchiga was captured in 2013 at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, at the request of a token issued by Interpol. At the time of his capture he was traveling under the false name "Norberto Sicairos García".

After being extradited to face US justice, the hitman pleaded guilty in May 2015 to coordinating the transportation of cocaine and marijuana to the United States. Said declaration earned him the reduction of his sentence.

In addition, “El Chino Anthrax” transferred nearly one million dollars in real estate or cash and collaborated for years with the US attorney, who gave names, addresses and ways of operating the Sinaloa Cartel in US territory.

However, after spending 87 months in the Metropolitan Correctional Center maximum security prison in San DiegoGamboa was released on a five-year term and assigned a local address to finish the sentence. 33 days after starting home prison, he disappeared.

The magistrate Dana M Sabraw agreed partly because of him good behavior of “The Chinese Anthrax” and because there was cooperated with prosecutors. Before his escape, Aréchiga would have claimed to be sorry for his criminal record and only wanted to remake his life in an honest way.

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