Army catch drug gang's teenage killer

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The Independent US

The Mexican army has reportedly detained a 14-year-old youth on suspicion of acting as a killer for one of the region's drug cartels.

The boy had been working for the gang since he was 11.

The alleged young assassin – who was nicknamed "El Ponchis" – was captured on Thursday at the airport near Cuernavaca with his 16-year-old sister, as they tried to catch a flight to Tijuana.