Price to Hire Teenagers as Assassins in Ciudad Juarez

Teenagers in the Mexican City of Ciuadad Juarez are paid about $85 (1,000 Mexican Pesos) by drug cartels to carry out assassinations and murders on their behalf.

There have also been reports of minors in Mexico being paid up to $1,000 for working two weeks for the cartels.

(See more information about how criminal gangs hire a hitman.)

Source: ┬áIoan Grillo, El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency, Bloomsbury Press: New York, 2012, page 165.