“Chino Antrax” aka Jose Rodrigo Arechiga Gamboa (say that 5 times fast with a mouthful), 34, faces life in prison in connection to bringing “tons” of cocaine and marijuana from Mexico to the United States and for participating in violence against rival cartels. According to U.S. attorney for the Southern District of California Laura Duffy, “’Chino Antrax’ is one of the highest-ranking Sinaloa cartel kingpins ever prosecuted in the United States.”
‘While we know that the world’s most powerful drug syndicate continues to operate, we also know that it is under intense pressure after a succession of high-impact, high-profile arrests and indictments of the organization’s highest-ranking players,’ she said.
He has agreed to forfeit $1 million and prosecutors are not recommending that he face any additional fines, according to court documents.
According to local media, he is one of the two leaders of a group of hit men who call themselves the ‘Anthrax,’ like the deadly disease.(via)
Does anyone else find it stupid when people give themselves nicknames? It’s fine if someone else comes up with one for you, but waking up one day and saying “Today is the day that I re-invent myself as TWEED HERPES” is kind of sad. Then again, if giving yourself a stupid nickname means you get to meet Paris Hilton…nah, I’d still pass on it.
But that’s exactly what Chino got to do, according to his now deactivated Twitter and Instagram accounts that illustrate the lavish lifestyle he was able to live prior to his arrest. I know becoming a drug kingpin isn’t anywhere on my list of career goals, but damn…maybe one day.
[H/T Daily Mail]