This 14-Year-Old claims he was a hired assassin, forced to do drugs and paid $3000 for each life he took. What kind of drugs make you chop people’s heads off? Then brag about it??
Soldiers in Mexico have captured a 14-year-old U.S. citizen suspected of being a drug gang hitman as he attempted to travel to the United States.
Edgar Jimenez, known as “El Ponchis,” is believed to work for the South Pacific drug cartel in Morelos state, outside Mexico City, the army said on Friday. Media reports last month on the search for a boy with the same nom de guerre said he could be as young as 12.
The boy was caught late Thursday as he boarded a plane in the city of Cuernavaca. He was traveling to the border city of Tijuana with two of his sisters, one of whom is believed to be the lover of one of the cartel’s bosses, the army said.
He was brought to a regional office of the Mexico’s attorney general’s Office in Cuernavaca on Friday and told reporters there that he participated in at least four decapitations.
He said he was “drugged and under threat that if I didn’t, they would kill me.”
“El Ponchis” made headlines last month as reports of his grisly murders, including beheadings, surfaced. He acknowledged having killed at least seven people under the influence of drugs provided by a cartel leader, according to an army statement.
The Mexican daily newspaper La Razon said in November that “El Ponchis” was paid $3,000 for each murder he committed.
The three Jimenez siblings had allegedly wanted to cross to San Diego, where they have relatives.
Murders committed by minors, ranging from shoplifting to murder for the cartels, have risen across Mexico this year, state officials say. Parents in the violent cities of Ciudad Juarez and Tijuana on the U.S. border say children as young as eight want to grow up to be drug lords, as the thrills and wealth of the trafficking world touches their lives.
SMH. These Mexican drug cartels are WAY more out of control than the movies ever made them seem.
And of course, you don’t see the U.S. “fighting a war on terror” and “defending human liberties and freedom” South of the Border: they’re only killing other Mexicans, after all.