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Guns from U.S. sting at Mexican crime scenes: report
Posted By admin On July 26, 2011 @ 7:33 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled
July 26, 2011
At least 122 firearms from a botched U.S. undercover operation have been found at crime scenes in Mexico or intercepted en route to drug cartels there, according to a Republican congressional report being issued on Tuesday.
Mexican authorities found AK-47 assault rifles, powerful .50 caliber rifles and other weapons in late 2009 that were later linked to the U.S. sting operation to trace weapons going across the border to Mexico, the report said.
Guns from the program, dubbed “Operation Fast and Furious,” also were found at the scene of the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in the border state Arizona last December. It is not clear if they were the weapons responsible for his death.
The sting has become an embarrassment for the Obama administration and its Justice Department, rather than a victory in cracking down on the illegal flow of drugs and weapons to and from Mexico.
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 Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/26/us-usa-guns-mexico-idUSTRE76P33T20110726
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 Guns Obama administration handed to Mexican drug lords continue to turn up at crime scenes: http://www.prisonplanet.com/guns-obama-administration-handed-to-mexican-drug-lords-continue-to-turn-up-at-crime-scenes.html
 Terry family wants criminal charges against officials responsible for Fast and Furious: http://www.prisonplanet.com/terry-family-wants-criminal-charges-against-officials-responsible-for-fast-and-furious.html
 WH Aide Involved in Fast and Furious Was ‘Suddenly’ Transferred to Iraq; Issa Threatens Subpoena: http://www.prisonplanet.com/wh-aide-involved-in-fast-and-furious-was-suddenly-transferred-to-iraq-issa-threatens-subpoena.html
 Univision report connects Operation Fast and Furious scandal to murders of Mexican teenagers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/univision-report-connects-operation-fast-and-furious-scandal-to-murders-of-mexican-teenagers.html
 Mexican Envoy Defends Claim That Most Guns in Mexico Come From U.S.: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mexican-envoy-defends-claim-that-most-guns-in-mexico-come-from-us.html
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