The armed wing of the Juarez drug cartel (La Linea), which operates on the border of Ciudad Juarez and El Paso is recruiting and training dozens of young, pretty women as sicarios (hired assassins), said a captured sicario hired by the criminal organization.
"They are beautiful teenagers, to deceive the enemy even more," said the suspected member of the organization of La Linea, Rogelio Amaya, to an investigative team of the federal Public Security Secretariat (SSP).
This criminal organization has between 20 and 30 women, mostly "pretty" between 18 to 30 years old, trained to kill, he said.
Amaya was arrested last week along with four other alleged members of La Linea, accused of killing two police officers in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, the most violent city in world.
These women, according to Amaya, are already part of the "commandos" of La Línea, to fight against the gunmen of the Sinaloa cartel for control of Ciudad Juárez, an important route for drugs, weapons and money to and from the US.
"Most of them are teenagers," said the sicario in a taped statement to a video camera. The detainee said he did not know the person that actually recruits them.
Yadira del Río Larios alias "La Güera" after being "presented" after her arrest on Nuevo Leon.
The women are trained by other members of the cell on its own fields of operations. They "accompany other sicarios" when performing a criminal act, said Amaya, 27 years of age.
From Sinaloa Cartel.
"They have already completed several jobs," he said. "They have long or short weapons (...) They are accompanied by men and they get out down to do the job. "
Sicaria apparently executed in Culiacan.
He explained in the La Línea each cell has several units: halcones(informants), sicarios and extortionists, and "no one can change into something different."
"La Reina del Pacífico" Sandra Ávila Beltrán