Mexico’s so-called “Kim Kardashian of organized crime” — rumored to have led the assassin unit of El Chapo’s Sinaloa Cartel — died of a drug overdose, local officials confirmed this week.
Claudia Ochoa Felix — also nicknamed the “Empress of Ántrax” — was found lifeless Saturday by her presumed lover in a home in Isla Musala in the city of Culiacan, according to reports.
Sinaloa Prosecutor General Juan José Ríos Estavillo confirmed to reporters that officials conducted “an analysis of the various [substances] this person consumed and they tested positive,” according to Spanish-language outlet Milenio.
“All of this compromised her organs, which caused the death,” Estavillo said. “But what we can assure is that the death specifically derived from a non-violent cause.”
The man who was with Ochoa Felix at the time of her death was not involved in any way, Estavillo confirmed, noting that he was thoroughly interviewed by investigators.
The night before Ochoa Felix was found dead, she had reportedly gone to a nightclub with the man. The pair apparently slept late, and when the man tried to talk to her in the morning, she did not respond — so he called for help.
Ochoa Felix became social media-famous in 2014 for posting photos of herself wielding pink and gold AK-47s, toting designer handbags and traveling the world in style.
At the time, Mexican newspapers suggested that she was at the helm of Los Ántrax, an armed enforcement wing of the Sinaloa drug cartel — an allegation that she slammed as “cowardly lies and slander.”
The curvy brunette worked as a model, and was romantically connected to Jose Rodrigo Arechiga, better known as “El Chino Ántrax,” who headed the gang before he was arrested, according to reports. She was reported to have taken on the role of the Ántrax leader after Arechiga’s arrest.
But Rios Estavillo emphasized that Ochoa Felix was not part of any criminal investigations, according to the Daily Mail.
A prosecutor’s office spokesperson could not confirm what drugs were in Ochoa-Felix’s system at the time of her death, according to the report.
Ochoa-Felix was also married to a Sinaloa Cartel drug trafficker nicknamed “El Chavo Felix,” with whom she had three children, reports say.
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