14-year-old drug cartel killer held
CUERNAVACA: A 14-year-old suspected of working as killer for a drug cartel has been arrested in Mexico.
The suspect was captured at the airport in Cuernavaca with his 16-year-old sister, trying to catch a flight for the US border, an army official said.
The source said yesterday the boy, nicknamed “El Ponchis”, is 14.
He was brought to a regional office of Mexico’s attor ney-general’s office in Cuernavaca yesterday and told reporters he had participated in at least four decapitations.
He says he was “drugged and under threat that if I did not, they would kill me”.
The army official spokeon condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to discuss the case. – Sapa-AP