A 19-year-old who boasted of his narco life on Facebook has been sentenced in a Texas federal court to ten years in prison for his role with a Mexican cartel as reported by KGBT: "Facebook posts by the teen show that he bragged about trafficking cocaine, selling firearms, recruiting drug dealers and kidnapping rival drug dealers before taking them to Mexico where they would be tortured and killed."
It's unclear at what age the teen narco first began working for the Mexican cartels but it's common for the crime groups to recruit U.S. kids as young as 13 to act not only as smuggling mules in bringing product over the border but as hired guns to carry out hits against rivals.
Meanwhile, the cartel lifestyle apparently will be glamorized in the new Telemundo telenovela "El Señor de los Cielos" as reported by Daniel Borunda for the El Paso Times: "the Spanish-language soap opera was inspired by the story of Amado Carrillo Fuentes, who was the head of the Juárez drug cartel and was nicknamed the 'Lord of the Skies' for his use of airplanes to smuggle drugs."
Of course, kids won't be influenced by tv.
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