He stayed fresh as hell…and the feds were definitely watching.
One of Mexico’s most notorious drug lords was taken into custody at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport earlier this month, after spending months flooding his Instagram account with flicks showing off expensive cars, custom-made guns, lavish trips, yachts, and beautiful women.
Jose Rodrigo Arechiga Gamboa, otherwise known as ‘El Chino Antrax,’ was arrested after flying into Amsterdam from South America under a false name. Federal officials had apparently been watching the ballerific activity taking place on his @jamesbond5_7 account for some time, piecing together the information needed to administer a bust. According to Daily Mail:
He is a suspected top enforcer for the powerful Sinaloa Cartel and is wanted on drug charges in Southern California, a U.S. federal law enforcement official revealed.
According to local media, Arechiga is one of the two leaders of a group of hit men who call themselves the ‘Anthrax,’ like the deadly disease…
Less-than-discreet Twitter and Instagram accounts reportedly belonging to Arechiga show a man with his face blurred out in luxury cars, wielding automatic weapons and posing with scantily clad women. Other flashy shots show boats, helicopters and expensive jewelry and one picture even shows the man with Paris Hilton. According to a report, he photobombed the socialite while she was giving an interview to an Asian TV network…
It’s not clear the exact role social media played in Arechiga’s arrest but the International Business Times reported the information garnered provided important clues about his movements and contacts.
Arechiga is a right-hand man of Sinaloa bosses Ismael Zambada and Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman. His identity was initially kept secret by Dutch police, who simply said they’d arrested a 33-year-old Mexican man on behalf of U.S. authorities.
His name was later leaked to the Associated Press by the law enforcement official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the person wasn’t authorized to discuss the case.
He is being held in a Dutch jail, pending his extradition to the U.S.
This isht sounds like something out of a movie! But get this: the Instagram account in question may even have confirmed that feds do NOT have El Chino Antrax in custody after all. That…or the man in the photos isn’t actually who they were looking for. A post made just days after El Chino’s arrest shows the mystery man’s hand, wearing his signature diamond-encrusted skull ring, resting on news coverage of the bust.
Y’all are going to learn to keep your illegal activity off of social media! Stunting for the ‘gram is all fun and games until it lands you behind bars. Hit the flip to catch a glimpse of the Jordan Belfort-esque activities that helped get the drug lord (or someone) locked up.