14-year-old drug car­tel killer held

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - WORLD -

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

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