“Chino Antrax” , leader of the Sinaloa cartel whose boasting on social media may have led to his arrest pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import tons of cocaine and marijuana on Wednesday in federal court in San Diego.
Jose Rodrigo Arechiga-Gamboa, 34, known as “Chino Antrax,” was arrested in Amsterdam in December 2013 and extradited to the United States in July 2014.
In his plea agreement, Arechiga-Gamboa admitted he led efforts to smuggle tons of cocaine and marijuana into the United States from Mexico on behalf of the cartel.
He also admitted he ordered and took part in cartel-related violence, and that he was a member of “Los Antrax,” a heavily armed group of Sinaloa enforcers and assassins.
Chino Antrax will be sentenced to a minimum of 10 years in prison.