Claudia Ochoa Felix:: Mexican Sinaloa cartel

Claudia Ochoa Felix likes to wear designer clothes and post glamorous selfies on Twitter but according to local media she is very bit as deadly as her black widow namesake.

Claudia Ochoa Felix

The 27-year-old makes no secret of her luxurious lifestyle. She sports low-cut designer dresses and bright lipstick in the many photos she posts on her social media sites.

The only thing that separates her from being like any other young woman is her trademark pink AK-47 assault rifle and her pet leopard.
Her photos include pictures of her shopping in luxury boutiques and occasionally snaps of her children, sometimes lying with hundreds of banknotes surrounding them in the bath or on the bed.

Felix is apparently now the leader of the “Los Antrax” hit squad that works for the Mexican Sinaloa cartel – which is one of the main sources of heroin in America.

She married a Sinaloa drug trafficker known as ‘El Chavo’ Felix with whom she had three children – however they later separated.
“Los Antrax” which she is rumoured to lead is the drug cartels elite contract killer squad, that was previously led by her lover Jose Rodrigo Arechiga Gamboa, 33, who was arrested in January.

If there is a dirty job that needs to be sorted out, Los Antrax get the assignment.

They also provide the guards that carry out the security for the cartel boss Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, 66.

Initially she was not in the public spotlight, but all that changed with the murder of a young woman, Yurina Castillo Torres, 23, who local media say was killed by a rival gang after she was mistaken for Claudia.

Since the attack Claudia has not changed her lifestyle much and can still be seen clubbing in the main nightclubs of Mazatlan, Culiacan and Guadalajara, but this time always surrounded by heavily armed men who protect her.

Despite the fact that a rival gang seems determined to wipe her out in a drugs war that has reportedly cost over 100,000 lives since 2006, she denies any connection to any criminal organization, saying claims about her are simply “cowardly lies and slander”.

Article By: Sophie Alexander


The GodMother: Griselda Blanco

 Griselda Blanco is a notorious Colombian gangster who is allegedly responsible for dozens of murders over the cocaine trade and her own personal vendettas. Blanco’s violence and coaine dealing lead to her being profiled in the documentary “Cocaine Cowboys.”

Yovanna Guzman – Columbian Cartel Wife

Meet Yovanna Guzman

Cocaine bosses send their girls to plastic surgeries; sometimes they shoot them in the legs, follow them around and buy them expensive cars.

Many beauty queens, models, actresses or ‘ordinary’ girls contact Colombian masters of life and death in pursuit of lives of luxury.

Most of these girls do not want to talk about relationships they’ve had with heads of drug chains, and fewer still want to stand in front of the camera because they usually settle for living glamorously in the shadows.

But this is not the only reason they do not want to talk. They are also afraid of the police and they protect their partners, since it is possible that they take away all of their illegally acquired property.

One of the few women who decided to speak out is a wife of drug boss,Yovanna Guzman, a former beauty queen and blond model who was locked in her underground cage for eight years.

Guzman argues that the only valid passport for drug world is a good look and a minimum of intelligence. That same passport helped her become a girlfriend of Wilber Varela, the boss of North Valle cocaine cartel.

The young girl said that she knew from the beginning that Varela has two faces, one that sees her and the other one that orchestrates the cartel murders. He always described himself as the best friend and the worst enemy.

At a time when she was with him, the Colombian government accused him of using speedboat to import tons of cocaine from Central America to the United States. Reward of 5 million was issued for his capture, writes CNN.

Problems did not stop there as Varela was increasingly sought after for brutality within his own drug cartel.

However, this same Varela initially attracted the young, then 19-year-old Guzman, who then saw his photo with ‘wanted’ sign underneath. Varela asked her not to ask too many questions, she explains. Her silence was paid for with a mountain of expensive gifts, and she even suspects that Varela bribed the organizers and bought her a title of beauty queen.

– We took many holidays, drove luxury cars, SUV’s, I received a pile of expensive jewelry, but also small things – like flowers. Of course, luxury does not make you fall in love, but it does blind you. Eventually tough, you can’t help but wonder where the love has gone and what happened to the principles – said Guzman.


Yovanna argues that the first gift she received was a precious Rolex, followed by a Cartier wristwatch, a pile of diamonds, jewelry, luxury sports cars, and even a few luxury suites.

But everything has its price and designer clothes can make you happy for only so long. Head of the drug cartel eventually became sick jealous and he did not allow her to have her picture taken with any of her male friends, and nobody was suppose to see her, let alone touch her.

When the government tightened their search for Varela, she rarely saw him, but cartel members continuously followed her. Finally, Guzman, decided to resist the life of luxury and break up with him.

Fearing betrayal, they shot her in the leg

His rowdy gang members realized what she was up to and they shot her in the leg to warn her. She is not able to walk properly even today.

After one of the cartel members killed Varela last year, Guzman decided to write a book on her experience and she hopes that other women will learn from her unfortunate experience.

Ordinary Colombians are very fond of and very attracted to glamorous lives of drug bosses. This is evident by a mass popularity of Colombian TV series that talk about such milieu and where life on the high leg is glorified.

One of the most watched soap operas of this type is certainly Mafia Dollswhere, after the airing, a young actress playing mafia girlfriend received a number of offers from real drug bosses.

BMW X5 SUV and $ 7500 for one night with the actresses

– These junkies watch television and look for fresh meat. I started getting calls, and one night, showbiz writer called me after he was persuaded by one of the cartel heads from the Medellin. He wanted to pay $7.500 for a night spent with me – says the actress who rejected the offer.

Only one day after she refused, they placed a new BMW X5 SUV wrapped in a huge bow in front of her house. The car was returned to the owner, although she still does not want to reveal how she acquired his address.

– They are all the same; all they care about is the bra size. If they want you, they will send you to the plastic surgery and make sure you get some silicone implants, however, they are the ones deciding on the size, not you.

Cartel Wives: Maria Victoria Henoa

Columbian drug lord, Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria, was a very efficient criminal. He was able to elude authorities for a long time, as he built his riches from his cocaine empire. During his time as a criminal, he acquired many homes, cars and airplanes.  In the latter part of the 1980’s, he even tried his hand at politics in Columbia.

In the spring of 1976, 26 year old Escobar married Maria Victoria; she was 11 years his junior. She lived a good life with her husband and two children. By 1989, Forbes had listed the man’s worth at $24 billion. Still, her husband was a criminal and found himself fleeing constantly to elude capture. He lived many years away from his family but close enough to always know what was going on. Ever the loyal wife, she aided her husband in remaining hidden. That is, until authorities caught on.

Unable to flee Columbia, and under constant surveillance and guard,  the wife of the ruthless killer was under pressure. Informed that she would soon be left alone if her husband didn’t surrender, she asked authorities to give him more time. Escobar didn’t surrender; he had to be found. Unfortunately, he was also killed in December of 1993, by Columbian National Police.

After her husband’s death, Maria Victoria Henoa attempted to start a real estate company. Upon finding out her true identity, her accountant tried to blackmail her. When she tried to report it, she was forced to reveal her identity and ties to Pablo Escobar.  Subsequently, she was detained and imprisoned for 1 ½ years on money laundering charges.