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Child cartel hitman reveals how he tortured rivals in new docu-series

August 5, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
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Rosalio Reta, a former assassin who used to be employed by one of the most violent drug cartels in Mexico, and is known by the nickname “Bart Simpson” has discussed how he used to torture his rivals by “cooking them alive” but did not like it when he got blood on him.

The native of Laredo, Texas carried out his first hit when he was only 13-years old at a cartel boot camp across the border in Mexico.

Reta and his childhood friend Gabriel Cardona soon became part of a team of child sicarios or hitmen known as the “Wolf Boys.”

The hit squad operated on the Texas side of the border under the direct orders of infamous Miguel Angel Trevino, the leader of the ultra-violent Los Zetas Cartel and Mexico’s most brutal drug lord.

After committing at least 30 murders, the American teen finally self-surrendered to authorities after he found out that his Zetas bosses had greenlighted his death for botching a hit.

Rosalio Reta openly discusses his violent career for new docu-series titled by Channel 4 in the UK: “Meet the Drug Lords: Inside the Real Narcos.”

Jason Fox, an ex-special forces soldier, and the show’s presenter meet face-to-face with the tattooed cartel hitman at a high-security prison in Texas, where he is serving an 70-year sentence for taking part in the drug-related murders.

While discussing his role as a torturer, Reta said: “I didn’t like that job, especially when it got bloody.”

“I’ve done the simple stuff that everyone starts doing, pulling teeth, cutting fingers, cooking them alive, it’s stuff that will get them to talk. I didn’t enjoy it, but I tried to be the best. If I knew what I was going to do to survive in this life, this world, I had to be the best.”

The docu-series shows the former Royal Marine Commando and SBS veteran Fox journalist exploring the billion-dollar drug business of the cartels and meets some of the drug lords who dominate and hold power in various areas of South America and Mexico.

Fox, whose job was to take down drug lords – traveled to Colombia, Peru, and Mexico, to face those he used to target.

He is given unparalleled access to the violent Sinaloa Cartel, formerly led by Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman who was extradited to the United States last year.

He also visits a bizarre burial ground for some of Mexico’s most infamous drug kingpins killed in the cartel wars, with graves enveloped with lavish tombs, that look like small houses and castles.

Several influential members of the notorious Sinaloa cartel are buried inside the Jarines del Humaya cemetery in Culiacan.

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