A 14-year-old boy, nicknamed El-Chapo, is arrested for killing 8 people
A 14-year-old boy nicknamed “El Chapito” has been arrested for the drug-related murder of eight people near Mexico City.
The Federal Department of Public Safety said the boy, who has not been named, allegedly rode a motorcycle and opened fire on a family in Chimalhuacan, Mexico.
The boy’s nickname “Little Chapo” is a reference to imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
Another man was also arrested in the January 22 killings, and seven other members of the gang were arrested for drug trafficking.
The victims were hosting a party at their home at the time of the attack, which also left five adults and two children injured. It was apparently a birthday party.
The motive for the murders has not been made public.
This is not the first time that Mexico has had to deal with child killers who turn to crime.
In 2010, soldiers arrested a 14-year-old boy nicknamed “El Ponchis”.
The boy claimed he was kidnapped aged 11 and forced to work for the South Pacific Cartel and participated in at least four beheadings.
After his arrest, the boy – whom authorities identified only by his first name, Edgar – told reporters that he had been drugged and threatened to commit the crimes.
The 14-year-old’s arrest comes after Mexican police arrested one of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s sons in January.
Defense Secretary Luis Cresencio has confirmed that El Chapo’s 32-year-old son, Ovidio Guzman Lopez, was captured by Mexican army and National Guard forces in the northern town of Culiacan. -west of the country.
He was flown to Mexico City by helicopter because authorities feared that if he traveled by car, the drug lord’s hitmen would try to attack the vehicle.
The United States has asked Mexico to extradite the infamous drug lord’s son to stand trial after being accused of running the infamous Sinaloa drug cartel with his brother.
He is also accused of ordering the murder of a singer who refused to perform at his wedding.