Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from an El Debate article
Subject Matter: Los Antrax
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required
According to information offered, the forces were circulating on the mentioned place, but were not seeking Los Antrax, they were only there to offer support to Sinaloa, when they were informed of armed people.
Who are Los Antrax?
It is said that it was created principally to protect the sons of Ismael “El Mayo Zambada, its members were principally in Culiacan.
But “El Chino Antrax was not the only found of this group, well Rene Velazquez alias “Sargento Phoenix Antrax”, “El Gato Negro” and “El Taliban” was one of the heads.
What distinguished its members is a skull ring with diamonds, which implies leadership, death and power.
Other members that are active, but fugitives from the law are Eliseo Imperial Castro “El Cheyo Antrax”, a nephew of “El Mayo” Zambada.
One of the primary fallen leaders was Redel Castro, “El Pocho Antrax”, he died during a massive shootout in June of 2010, against the Beltran Leyva in Tubutama, Sonora.
In May of 2011, Franklin Olguin Velazquez alias “El Franki or “El Dos”, Jesus Humberto Corona Guillen alias “El Chuve” and Pedro Valenzuela Meza alias “El Pedron”, were killed by the Mexican army. Another high ranker and close to “El Chino Antrax”, Francisco Arce Rubio “Pancho Arce”, was taken down during a football game in Culiacan by “Los Mazatlecos”.
In February of 2012, Roque Landeros, “Roque Antrax, died together with another 3 men in Culiacan, it is said that these homicides were derived from an internal struggle in the Sinaloa Cartel.
Finally, fell Rene “El Sargento Phoenix” during a shootout in Culiacan, (Otis: see link to article on this by BB Reporter El Wachito).
Rene N, who while alive was signalled as the second in command of Los Antrax, was one of three people that died on the morning of that Sunday, after being involved in a a confrontation with elements of the Marines in Calle Miguel Hidalgo, of the colonia of the same name.
El Sargento Phoenix, who has many narco corridos dedicated to him, was described as a highly violent person who used various types of weaponry.
Characterized by his almost always black clothes, and his shaved head and long beard, this subject was signalled as an important player within the organization of Los Antrax, where he was also known as “El Sargento Phoenix” or “El Gato Negro”.
Original article in Spanish at El Debate