by Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TY Gus for the heads up
Sinaloa State gave the identification process to PGR, federal AG office. Sinaloa SEMEFO stated they had doubts
However, the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) issued an official statement in which the following was read: “The State Attorney’s Office of Sinaloa made the official identification of José Rodrigo Aréchiga Gamboa, Ada Jimena Aréchiga Gamboa and Juan Guillermo Garcia., victims located without life on Saturday, May 16, 2020, in the Ayuné police station, Culiacán municipality” This gave way to the true identity of the Chino Anthrax , one of the founders of the armed group that in his time intimidated rival groups with its violence.
U.S. Helped Identifying Chino
Since Saturday morning, the body of José Rodrigo Aréchiga Gamboa, the Chino Anthrax, remained in the amphitheater room of the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE), where it was taken to after finding him “encobijado” along with the bodies of his sister Ada Jimena and Juan Guillermo Garica.
Sources close to that agency revealed that it had to be certain that he was in fact Chino, who had skipped supervised release from San Diego, California.
Since it was announced that the body of the Chino Anthrax would be taken to the Forensic Medical Service (Semefo), senior security officials have made the decision to protect the facilities against a possible rescue of the corpse. At that time SEMEFO announced identification was “uncertain”.
The National Guard, the Mexican Army and the Mexican Navy set up a security perimeter at the entrance of the Security Complex, guarding the complex 24/7.
There was no confrontation between authority and narcos. Vehicles entering and leaving were checked, drivers were also questioned.
The Mexican government conducted collaboration between diplomatic authorities, from the Consulate of the United States of America and the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic.
The identification was made with the assistance of the US collaborating with the Mexican attorney general’s office. (as BB reported on Saturday)
The U.S. had already,independently, made the identification on Saturday.
Late Sunday night the family of Chino was finally allowed in to view the bodies of him and his sister.
Just past midnight today, the bodies were finally released and handed over to their families.