The three of them were kidnapped on Friday night while at his sister’s house after a violent exchange of gunfire. They were found on a dirt road in the northwestern Mexican city of Culiacán, inside his sister’s black BMW X5 SUV bound and wrapped.
Chino has been identified via photos but final confirmation of his death is yet to be announced.
The bodies have been taken by SEMEFO (Mexican Forensic Medical Service) so they can conduct autopsies to find out the cause of death. SEMEFO is heavily protected by the Mexican Navy and National Guard.
Chino was one of the leaders and founders of Los Ántrax, an armed and trained group of men who protect Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, a very high-ranking Sinaloa cartel leader. Zambada has been running the cartel since El Capo’s arrest. He has reportedly made over $11 billion during that time.
On December 30, 2013, Chino was arrested at Schipol airport in Amsterdam at the request of the United States with the cooperation of Interpol. On July 10, 2014, he was extradited to the US and charged with drug trafficking.
He was recently sentenced to house arrest in San Diego, California, and on May 9, 2020, he was reported missing. A search of his home revealed he had taken all his belongings with him, except for his cell phone so he could not be tracked. It seems that it didn’t take long after he fled for his past to catch up with him.