14-year-old boy arrested in Mexico for homicide of 8


MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities have arrested a 14-year-old boy nicknamed “El Chapito” for the drug-related killing of eight individuals close to Mexico City, the federal Public Safety Department mentioned Thursday.

The boy allegedly rode up on a motorbike and opened hearth on a household within the low-income Mexico City suburb of Chimalhuacan. Another man was additionally arrested within the Jan. 22 killings, and 7 different members of the gang, had been arrested on drug costs.

The victims had been holding a celebration at their home on the time of the assault, which additionally left 5 adults and two kids wounded. It was reportedly a birthday celebration.

The boy’s title was not launched, however his nickname — “Little Chapo” — is an obvious reference to imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

The motive within the killings has not been made public, however drug gangs in Mexico continuously dabble in kidnapping and contract killing. They additionally kill rivals promoting medication on their territory, or individuals who who them cash.

Mexico isn’t any stranger to youngster killers.

In 2010, troopers detained a 14-year-old boy nicknamed “El Ponchis.” The boy claimed he was kidnapped on the age of 11 and compelled to work for the Cartel of the South Pacific, a department of the splintered Beltran Leyva gang, and that he had participated in a minimum of 4 decapitations.

After his arrest, the boy — who authorities recognized solely by his first title, Edgar — informed reporters that he was drugged and threatened into committing the crimes.

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