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Report: Drug cartel used Fast and Furious weapon in failed assassination plot

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Matthew Boyle
Daily Caller [1]
Aug 8, 2012

Drug cartel operatives used weapons from Operation Fast and Furious in a failed attempt to assassinate a high-ranking Mexican law enforcement official, the El Paso Times reports [2] in an article that follows up on an initial report from Breitbart News’ Mary Chastain [3].

The gun — which “was seized in Tijuana in connection with a drug cartel’s conspiracy to kill the police chief of Tijuana, Baja California, who later became the Juárez police chief” — is tied to Fast and Furious.

“The firearm was found Feb. 25, 2010, during an arrest of a criminal cell associated with Teodoro ‘El Teo’ García Simental and Raydel ‘El Muletas’ López Uriarte, allies of the Sinaloa cartel,” Diana Washington Valdez wrote on Monday for the El Paso Times.

“Tijuana police said they arrested four suspects in March 2010 in connection with a failed attempt to take out Julián Leyzaola, and that the suspects allegedly confessed to conspiring to assassinate the police chief on orders from Tijuana cartel leaders.”

Full article here [1]


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[1] Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/07/report-drug-cartel-used-fast-and-furious-weapon-in-failed-assassination-plot/

[2] the El Paso Times reports: http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_21243298/report-atf-gun-part-plan-kill-police-chief?refresh=no

[3] on an initial report from Breitbart News’ Mary Chastain: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/08/04/The-Hysteria-In-Mexico-Caused-By-Fast-Furious

[4] Fast and Furious weapons were found in Mexico cartel enforcer’s home: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fast-and-furious-weapons-were-found-in-mexico-cartel-enforcers-home.html

[5] Drug lords targeted by Fast and Furious were FBI informants: http://www.prisonplanet.com/drug-lords-targeted-by-fast-and-furious-were-fbi-informants.html

[6] Editorial: Was Fast And Furious A Gun-Control Plot?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/editorial-was-fast-and-furious-a-gun-control-plot.html

[7] 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

[8] Holder Claims Emails Using Words ‘Fast and Furious’ Don’t Refer to Operation Fast and Furious: http://www.prisonplanet.com/holder-claims-emails-using-words-%e2%80%98fast-and-furious%e2%80%99-don%e2%80%99t-refer-to-operation-fast-and-furious.html

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