Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Women Hitwomen Emerge in Mexico
In another twist in the vicious drug wars, women are now more in charge of murder in Mexico.
According to the AFP, Mexican drug gang La Linea is hiring "pretty young women" for the element of surprise in its killing.
Gang members have taught about 30 women, ages 18 to 30, to be hitwomen, carrying guns and carrying out murders, a suspect told federal police.
The women operate different types of weapons, and the gang has designated a specific person to hire the females.
The suspect said that women are "pretty, good-looking, to help mislead opponents."
Photo: Reuters via Swissinfo.ch, Soldiers patrol near where Edelmiro Cavazos, Santiago mayor, was found dead recently.