The false accusation of Claudia Ochoa Félix “Emperatriz Ántrax”, that followed to her death

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  TY Steve C   LaSillaRota

Claudia Ochoa Félix was nicknamed “The Anthrax Empress”. She was singled out for being the leader of
the armed wing of the Sinaloa Cartel, the fearsome “Anthrax.”   This accusation haunted her for her entire
life until September 14, 2019, just a year ago, when she was found dead in
Sinaloa.  
The accusation against Ochoa
Félix came after the arrest of José Rodrigo Aréchiga Gamboa,” El Chino
Ántrax “, head of “Los Ántrax” on December 30, 2013 in
Amsterdam, Holland.
After the fall of ” El Chino
Ántrax “, Ochoa Félix was in command of “Los Ántrax”, according
to various media reports at the time.  
The link between the “Empress” and “Los Ántrax” was
because Ochoa Félix would have at some point been a sentimental partner of
Aréchiga Gamboa.
The social media posts of ”
The Anthrax Empress ” did not help her much: She posed with high-caliber
weapons, designer clothes, alcoholic beverages, wads of bills, luxury cars and
huge mansions.   Their publications were
very similar to those of the so-called “narco-juniors”, the sons of
drug lords who presume their life of luxury from drug trafficking.

Among them were the children of “El Mayo” in addition to “El Chino Ántrax”.  So, she continued to be singled out by the
media as the head of “Los Ántrax”.
Without any accusation from the
Mexican or US government against her.
Consequently, Claudia Ochoa Félix
was forced to conduct a press conference to tell the media that the accusations
against her were untrue, and she rejected the notion of her  being part of “Los Ántrax”, as well
as any other criminal gang.
Javier Valdez, the late writer
and journalist expert on security issues, said at the time that, in effect,
there were no signs that Ochoa Félix is part of “Los Ántrax.” 
Subsequently,  Ochoa Félix disappeared from the drug
trafficking map and was no longer associated with this criminal activity or
with any other drug lord.

Her name resurfaced a year ago
when she passed away. The Sinaloa prosecutor’s office detailed that the causes
of death was not from violence or homicide.   
The authorities indicated that
the death of ” The Empress ” was the result of the intake of
alcoholic beverages and other substances that she consumed. 
An Instagram post is the only
thing that could link Ochoa Félix with the ” El Chapo” clan. These are a
couple of photographs of a sweatshirt from the ” El Chapo 701″ brand,
inspired by Guzmán Loera and belonging to Alejandrina Guzmán Salazar, daughter
of the capo.
In the post, a few days before
her death, she thanked Guzmán Salazar for the clothes: “Thank you
Alejandrina Guzmán for my sweatshirt, very good quality, I love it. Follow the
page, there you can see all the articles that are available.” 
Alejandrina is the sister of Iván
Archivaldo and Jesús Alfredo, ” Los Chapitos “, heads of a criminal
wing of the Sinaloa Cartel. 
In an attempt to continue linking
Félix Ochoa with drug trafficking , it transpired that her brother, Sergio
Ochoa, was the partner of one of Joaquín Guzmán Loera’s daughters , ” El
Chapo “, and therefore brother-in-law of ” Los Chapitos ” who
inherited the criminal might of his father.
However, that would be false,
since Sergio – who constantly publishes on social networks – has a woman as a
partner who has nothing to do with the Sinaloa Cartel.  
Sergio’s partner, identified as
Eli , even a few days ago published a post on Instagram where she remembers her
sister-in-law the ” Empress of drug trafficking .”  “I can say that people talk for the sake
of talking, that they invent things […] You are a woman worthy of admiration
in every way […] We miss you, and although you are gone, we rest on the
promise that God gave us” , is a fragment of what Eli wrote to Ochoa Félix
.
For his part, ” El Chino
Ántrax ” was assassinated in Sinaloa last May, after escaping from supervised
 arrest a year after serving his sentence
in the United States.  
With the murder of Arechiga
Gamboa, “Los Ántrax” as the armed wing of the Sinaloa cartel
disappeared from the drug map. 
According to a document from the
Attorney General’s Office (FGR) in possession of La Silla Rota, the Sinaloa
Cartel has 10 criminal cells.  In this,
ten criminal cells of Sinaloa referred to by federal authorities “Los
Ántrax” do not appear, they are practically extinct.