‘El Ponchis’: Child Assassin Arrested By Mexican Army
A 14-year-old suspected of acting as a killer for a drug cartel, has been detained by the Mexican army in Cuernavaca, Mexico, according to army officials.
The alleged murderer, nicknamed “El Ponchis” was captured at an airport attempting to board a flight with his 16-year-old sister. They were trying to flee to Tijuana, according to reports.
After their arrest, the siblings were transported to the office of the Mexican Attorney General’s Office in Cuernavaca early Friday, where the boy told reporters that he was involved in at least four decapitations.
“I did it drugged and under threat that if I didn’t, they would kill me,” says the teen who later admitted to working for the cartel since he was 11.
Reports accuse his sister of getting rid of the bodies by discarding them on streets and freeways.
The attorney general for Morelos state says the brother and sister would be turned over to state authorities, who handle crimes committed by underage offenders in Mexico.