A 14-year-old U.S. citizen suspected of being a hitman for a drugs cartel in Mexico has been captured.
Edgar Jimenez, known as ‘El Ponchis’ (The Cloaked One) is believed to have worked as a hitman for a Morelos drugs gang, based just outside of Mexico City.
The boy was caught late last night as he attempted to flee to the U.S., having boarded a plane in the city of Cuernavaca.
The army said he was with his two sisters, one of whom was reportedly the lover of a cartel boss.
They were apparently trying to get to Tijuana on the U.S. border to then travel to San Diego where their mother lives.
One of his sisters, aged 16, was also allegedly involved in the criminal gang.
She apparently disposed of her brother’s victims by dumping the bodies on streets and freeways, officials said.