El Chino Ántrax

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Date of Birth June 15, 1980
Place of Birth Culiacan, Mexico
Age 40 years old
Horoscope Gemini

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José Rodrigo Aréchiga Gamboa

José Rodrigo Aréchiga Gamboa, commonly referred to by his alias "El Chino Ántrax", was a Mexican suspected drug lord, professional hitman, and high-ranking leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, a criminal organization based in Sinaloa. He was one of the leaders and the founder of Los Ántrax, an armed squadron that protects Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, a top cartel leader. He was arrested on December 30, 2013 at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands at the request of the United States, which contacted Interpol to arrest him for charges relating to drug trafficking. He was extradited to the US on 10 July 2014. After being sentenced to house arrest, on 9 May 2020, he was reported missing along with all of his belongings. He has possibly returned to Mexico since his escape.

Born: José Rodrigo Aréchiga Gamboa, June 15, 1980, Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico
Died: May 15, 2020
Nationality: Mexican
Occupation: Sinaloa Cartel drug lord, Los Ántrax leader and founder

About El Chino Ántrax

José Rodrigo Aréchiga Gamboa, better known as El Chino Ántrax, is an imprisoned drug lord and hitman most well known as one of the high ranking members of the Sinaloa Cartel. He also founded the armed security squadron and group of assassins called Los Ántrax protecting Ismael Zambada. He was arrested for drug trafficking in December 2013.

Before Fame

He began his work with the Sinaloa Cartel as the bodyguard of Vicente Zambada Niebla, the son of Ismael Zambada.


There are a number of narco-corridos, or ballads, narrating the exploits of Gamboa and Los Ántrax.

Family Life

His girlfriend Yuriana Castillo Torres was discovered brutally murdered in Culiacán, Mexico in May 2014.


He served as a member of the Sinaloa Cartel, a drug organization spearheaded by Joaquin Guzman Loera, better known as El Chapo.

Information related to José Rodrigo Aréchiga Gamboa

  • Mexican Drug War - The Mexican Drug War is the Mexican theater of the global war on drugs, as led by the U.S. federal government, that has resulted in an ongoing asymmetric low-intensity conflict between the Mexican government and various drug trafficking syndicates.
  • Sinaloa Cartel traffickers
  • Mexican prisoners and detainees
  • People of the Mexican Drug War
  • People sanctioned under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act
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Latest information about El Chino Ántrax updated on February 23, 2021.

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