(London Daily Mail) A 16-year-old has been arrested in Mexico as an accused hitman responsible for at least 50 murders with a drug gang, prosecutors said on Thursday.

The teenager, identified as Francisco Miguel N., was part of a gang known as Los Mazatlecos, a criminal group attached to the Beltran Leyva drugs cartel, according to a spokesman for prosecutors in the northeastern state of Sinaloa.

Police arrested the teen for carrying a loaded gun and drugs but he later confessed to working as a hitman for the group, local prosecutors said in a statement.

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