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Los Zetas hit men of “narcofosas” started criminal career very young, some recruited at 11.

Detainees. The members of "Los Zetas" are liable for the deaths in mass graves known as narcofosas. (National Security Dept of Mexico)

A 20 years old hit man, alleged member of cartel Los Zetas, confessed to murdering 200 people in his “brief but chilling criminal career” , said national security spokesman in Mexico, Alejandro Poire.

The young hit man made the confession after being arrested in recent days in connection with the discovery of a mass grave with 183 bodies in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas.

Spokesman Poire said that the hit man´s 200 deaths  occurred not only in Tamaulipas but also in other mexican states.

The hit man reported that he had been forcibly recruited at age 11 by the “Cartel Pacifico” South Pacific Cartel (CPS) and that he had murdered and beheaded several people in his career.

Most criminal organizations in Mexico recruit juvenile adolescents in their ranks. One of the most famous was the “boy hitman” known as ‘The PONCHISE’, 14, arrested last December.

The number of bodies found in several mass graves in two northern states of Mexico hit by drug violence rose to 279, while authorities continued searching for more bodies. The finding of mass graves in the states of Tamaulipas, which borders the United States, is the worst of its kind since the government began its drug offensive in late 2006. READ MORE (in spanish)