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Army captures U.S. teen hitman in Mexico
UK.Reuters.com ^

Posted on 12/03/2010 11:32:37 AM PST by jakerobins

Mexican soldiers captured a 14-year-old U.S. citizen suspected of being a drug gang hitman as he attempted to travel to the United States.

Edgar Jimenez, known as "El Ponchis," worked for the South Pacific drug cartel in Morelos state, outside Mexico City, the army said Friday.

The boy was caught late Thursday as he boarded a plane in the city of Cuernavaca in Morelos. He was travelling to the border city of Tijuana across from San Diego, California, with two of his sisters, one of whom is believed to be the lover of one of the cartel's bosses, the army said.

The three Jimenez siblings reportedly had wanted to cross to San Diego, where they have relatives.

"El Ponchis" made headlines last month as reports of his grisly murders, including beheadings, surfaced. He acknowledged having killed at least seven people and the influence of drugs provided by a cartel leader, according to the army statement. It was not immediately clear what his nickname refers to.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: assassain; border; druglord; drugwars; hitman; mexico
Another dang American bringing violence to the peacefull country of Mexico! If it weren't for American guns and Americans dealing drugs the country would be at peace. /Sarc
1 posted on 12/03/2010 11:32:40 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins
If it weren't for American guns and Americans dealing drugs the country would be at peace.

Well, if it weren't for Americans buying drugs, the country probably would be at peace -- or at least, not in the middle of a drug-cartel war.

2 posted on 12/03/2010 11:35:32 AM PST by r9etb
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To: jakerobins

“He acknowledged having killed at least seven people “

And only 14 years old. Sad.


3 posted on 12/03/2010 11:36:52 AM PST by edcoil ("Help the helpless, don't give a shit about the clueless.")
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To: jakerobins

He is probably an illegal or his parenst are illegals.


4 posted on 12/03/2010 11:37:19 AM PST by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: jakerobins

I have no problem with the Mex govt putting this vermin in front of a firing squad....

....and I expect them to expect the same from us for their vermin.


5 posted on 12/03/2010 11:37:23 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: jakerobins

Mexico removed the Death Penalty a few years ago (and refuses to extradite to the USA in Capital cases).

The mood in Camino Primera these days in Mexico is massively frustrated and downright angry.

Let’s see if they change the rules to execute this punk. If so, that works to the USA advantage since we can start prosecuting criminals for capital cases without having to compromise our prosecutorial discretion.


6 posted on 12/03/2010 11:39:49 AM PST by freedumb2003 (FYI: everything I post is IMHO -- YOU JACKWAGON! [no offense -- I just like that word])
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To: jakerobins

His sisters are rather attractive....

7 posted on 12/03/2010 11:40:15 AM PST by r9etb
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To: r9etb

‘Well, if it weren’t for Americans buying drugs, the country probably would be at peace — or at least, not in the middle of a drug-cartel war. “

yeah cause we all know Americans are the only people who use illegal drugs.


8 posted on 12/03/2010 11:45:30 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: jakerobins

Were they using a juvie, because they didn’t think the Americans would suspect him, or because they mistakenly believe we wouldn’t prosecute him as an adult?


9 posted on 12/03/2010 11:48:14 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: jakerobins

**** liberals, a kid at the age of 14 should know better, therefore at this point, he needs to be executed.


10 posted on 12/03/2010 11:52:29 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: Vaquero

*I have no problem with the Mex govt putting this vermin in front of a firing squad....*

....and I expect them to expect the same from us for their vermin.

I think that any gang member who commits an act of violence should be hung from a light pole in their gang territory for a couple weeks.


11 posted on 12/03/2010 11:57:06 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: r9etb

He looks like a Simpsons charcter


12 posted on 12/03/2010 11:57:42 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: jakerobins

Does “el ponchis” translate to “the little turd?”


13 posted on 12/03/2010 11:59:46 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: r9etb
His sisters are rather attractive...

In an 'early-recovery' kind of way.

14 posted on 12/03/2010 12:01:35 PM PST by skeeter
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To: driftdiver
yeah cause we all know Americans are the only people who use illegal drugs.

Well, Americans use a hell of a lot of them. Which is why the drug cartels are most active in the vicinity of the US border.

15 posted on 12/03/2010 12:05:53 PM PST by r9etb
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To: r9etb

Theres where the blsme really lies, Mexis are just
trying to take advantage of the opportunity.


16 posted on 12/03/2010 12:11:48 PM PST by rahbert
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To: r9etb

I wonder how much of the latin American cartels’ market in the US is among their own diaspora.


17 posted on 12/03/2010 12:13:20 PM PST by skeeter
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To: r9etb

“Which is why the drug cartels are most active in the vicinity of the US border. “

Most active? Have you been to other countries?

20% of men in Yemen are addicts.

The cartels are active in South America because the US has money and the borders are WIDE open.


18 posted on 12/03/2010 12:22:06 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SuziQ

“Were they using a juvie, because they didn’t think the Americans would suspect him, or because they mistakenly believe we wouldn’t prosecute him as an adult?”

Don’t think they care about what happens to their henchmen. A kid isn’t perceived at first to be a threat so he has an edge on his target.


19 posted on 12/03/2010 12:23:49 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: jakerobins

They caught a U.S. citizen in Mexico? Will they give him amnesty and say he’s just doing the work that Mexican won’t do?


20 posted on 12/03/2010 12:27:22 PM PST by Terry Mross ( Reagan made one mistake: He chose Bush as his veep. We've been paying for it ever since.)
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To: jakerobins

Obama will look the lad and make him the poster child for why he needs to pass the dream act.


21 posted on 12/03/2010 12:55:51 PM PST by Armaggedon
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To: driftdiver
20% of men in Yemen are addicts.

I'm pretty sure they're not customers of the Mexican drug cartels, though.

The cartels are active in South America because the US has money and the borders are WIDE open.

I think I said something to that effect....

22 posted on 12/03/2010 1:09:57 PM PST by r9etb
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To: Terry Mross

Obviously this is because of Mexico’s RACIST LAWS! They are profiling against Caucasians... I expect President Obama to travel to Mexico to protest their RACIST LAWS in the media!/sarc LOL


23 posted on 12/03/2010 2:32:30 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins; deadmenvote; tuffydoodle; secondamendmentkid; re_nortex; Lorianne; Wage Slave; ...

Ping!


24 posted on 12/04/2010 8:12:57 AM PST by SwinneySwitch (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: r9etb
If the lure and profits of drug dealing are so irresistible, why aren't you a drug dealer?
25 posted on 12/04/2010 8:16:07 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: jakerobins
as he attempted to travel to the United States

I wonder if he was coming or going to work?

26 posted on 12/04/2010 8:43:52 AM PST by RC one (WHAT!!!!)
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To: r9etb
Well, if it weren't for Americans buying drugs, the country probably would be at peace -- or at least, not in the middle of a drug-cartel war.

I have a solution. Try and execute all foreigners caught selling drugs on US soil. That will put a dent in the usage statistics. People are weak. Remove the temptation. Execute all drug dealers above a certain threshold. Pot dealers punished too but by exile for ten years, not execution

27 posted on 12/04/2010 2:08:09 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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“Well if it weren’t for Americans buying drugs, the country would be at peace— or at least, not in the middle of a drug -cartel war’’. And if people were just more nice they wouldn’t be so bad!


28 posted on 12/04/2010 7:06:54 PM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: jakerobins

“Another dang American bringing violence to the peacefull country of Mexico! If it weren’t for American guns and Americans dealing drugs the country would be at peace. /Sarc”

There’s something to what you say there. Many, if not most, of the murdering scum in the Mexican border towns are gang bangers from such orgs as MS13 and 18th Street gangs.

The scumbags own much of the coyote business, provide “platoons” of gun fighters, enforcers, general purpose murderers to various cartels, and freely migrate back and forth across the border at will.


29 posted on 12/05/2010 1:18:52 AM PST by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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