Claudia Ochoa Felix, nicknamed The Empress of Antrax, is thought to be the new leader of the ‘Los Antrax’ hit squad, used by the Sinaloa cartel to carry out executions and revenge attacks.
The 27-year-old uses social media to brag about her lifestyle, posting pictures of herself holding guns, posing with a leopard, and strutting around in tight outfits and swimsuits.
U.S. intelligence sources have named the Sinaloa cartel as ‘the most powerful drug trafficking organization in the world’, and they are thought to be responsible for much of the heroin smuggled into America.
If there is a dirty job that needs to be sorted out, Los Antrax get the assignment. They are also in charge of security for the cartel boss Ismael ‘El Mayo’ Zambada, 66.
Despite her ostentatious lifestyle, Claudia managed to avoid public attention until Yurina Castillo Torres, 23, was shot dead on May 7 in an apparent botched assassination after being mistaken for Claudia.
According to local media report the two looked similar and were from the same area. Despite the attack, Claudia has refused to go underground and can still be seen clubbing in the main discos and nightclubs of Mazatlan, Culiacan and Guadalajara.
The only difference is that this time she is always surrounded by heavily armed men who protect her.
A deadly drugs war has raged in Mexico since 2006 and has claimed an estimated 100,000 lives as gangs fight over territory and carry out revenge killings.