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Girls and their guns: Suspected members of the Zeta cartel, among them two teens who were told only to show their backs, are presented to the media in Guadalajara Los Zetas (Zetas,

The murderous Zetas Cartel  has added teenage girls to their arsenal of assassins using them as hit woman in their drug war with the Gulf Cartel and other trafficking gangs. They had already recruited young boys as killers,  like recently captured cartel hitman  Edgar Jimenez-‘El Ponchis’

read the story Click here: Mexican girls as young as 16 being trained as hitwomen for the drugs cartels | Mail Online

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  Looking slightly terrified and bowing her head in shame, one slender, young girl hesitated before announcing to waiting media that she was a ‘hit woman.’

Maria Celeste Mendoza is only 16, but was among 10 suspected gang members, including three other teen girls and two young women, arrested this week by police after a shootout with authorities in central Mexico.

Sadly she is one of the growing ranks of young people working for the country’s drug cartels.

 With her face hidden, the girl from the northern border state of Tamaulipas, described how she had been trained to use Kalashnikov assault rifles and other weapons by the Zetas, one of Mexico’s most brutal gangs.

In a listless drawl, Mendoza said she was paid 12,000 pesos ($1,000) for two weeks’ work, more than three times the national average.

Although she said she was trained as a hitwoman, it was unclear if she had killed anyone yet.

As is customary in Mexico, she and the other suspects were paraded in front of the media by police after their capture in San Cristobal de la Barranca, near the country’s second city, Guadalajara.