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


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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 Metropolis, the federal Public Security Division stated Thursday.

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

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 regularly dabble in kidnapping and contract killing. Additionally they 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” who claimed he was kidnapped at age 11 and compelled to work for the Cartel of the South Pacific, a department of the splintered Beltran Leyva gang. He stated 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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