Amount of Money Paid to Teenage Assassins by the Zetas Drug Cartel

in Substance Abuse, Transnational Crime

Two minors who were born and raised in the US state of Texas are currently serving life sentences in Texas prisons for killings that they conducted on behalf of the Zetas drug cartel in Mexico.

According to media reports, the two teenagers were paid $2,000 per month as a retainer. When they would successfully kill a person, they would be paid between $10,000 to $50,000 and pounds of cocaine.

(Additional contract killings around the world.)

Source:  Alex Greig, “Mexican drug cartels groom American children to become teenage assassins,” Daily Mail, August 7, 2013.

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