May 17, 2020 — Feared Sinaloa Cartel assassin Jose Rodrigo (El Chino Antrax) Gamboa was killed Friday in Mexico along with his sister and brother-in-law after being reported missing by his parole officer in the United States late last week. The 39-year old Gamboa served six years in a federal correctional facility in California before being paroled March 3.

El Chino Antrax was a top enforcer for Mexican drug lords Joaquin (El Chapo) Guzman and Ismael (El Mayo) Zambada, who run the massively powerful Sinaloa Cartel, the largest narcotics distribution organization in the world. El Chapo, 61, is doing life in prison in the federal Supermax in Florence, Colorado. El Chino Antrax was mentored by El Mayo.

On Friday night, El Chino Antrax, his sister Ana and brother-in-law Juan Garcia were kidnapped outside Ana Gamboa’s residence after a gun fight and executed in the Northwestern Mexico city of Culiacan. Their bodies were discovered Saturday inside Ana Gamboa’s black-colored BMW SUV, which was left abandoned on a dirt road.

Before his arrest in 2013, El China Antrax Gamboa headed a notorious Sinaloa Cartel hit team known as the “Anthrax Squad.” He had undergone plastic surgery in an effort to avoid detection when he was on the run. His parole officer reported him missing back on Wednesday. The nickname he carries on the street translates to “Chinese Anthrax.”

Apprehended in Holland in December 2013 trying to get on an airplane, El Chino Antrax was extradited back to the U.S. to face federal narcotics trafficking charges out of San Diego. Pleading guilty in 2015 and agreeing to pay a $1,000,000 fine, he received a 7-year prison term and walked free on March 3.

El Chino Antrax Gamboa began his career in the cartel acting as a bodyguard for El Mayo’s son, Vincente. According to DEA records, Gamboa founded the “Los Antrax” crew in 2008 to act as a personal security and hit team for El Mayo Zambada. Los Antrax is credited for dozens of murders.

At his height of his Los Antrax power in the first half of the 2010s, Gamboa became a social media star, generating droves of follows and likes by showing off his decadent lifestyle while obscuring his face in the posted images. One image showed a gold-plated, diamond-encrusted AK-47 and another him partying with New York socialite and hotel heiress Paris Hilton.  

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