OBAMA’S FAST AND FURIOUS GUNS LINKED TO ANOTHER 69 DEAD
The failed federal sting operation to trace weapons to Mexican drug cartels has been linked to the killing of another 69 people, including one massacre in which 22 died, according to a report from Judicial Watch, the Washington watchdog organization.
Judicial Watch has been pursuing details of Fast and Furious since the program was revealed and it was discovered that it put weapons in the hands of criminals without a trace.
The gun-running operation drew attention when it was revealed that Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in a 2010 firefight with Mexican bandits armed with a weapon that originated with Fast and Furious.
Judicial Watch said that from December 2012 to March 2014, 94 Fast and Furious weapons were seized, including one found in the hideout of drug lord “Chapo” Guzman.
Documentation obtained by Judicial Watch shows “a total of 94 Fast and Furious firearms have been recovered in Mexico City and 12 Mexican states, with the majority being seized in Sonora, Chihuahua and Sinaloa.”
“Of the weapons recovered, 82 were rifles and 12 were pistols identified as having been part of the Fast and Furious program. Reports suggest the Fast and Furious guns are tied to at least 69 killings.”
Previously, the guns had been linked to at least 200 deaths in Mexico alone.
The report said 20 of the weapons were identified as being involved in “violent recoveries,” Judicial Watch said.
Those include on June 30, 2014, when a 7.62mm rifle was recovered in Tlatlaya, Estado de Mexico, where a shootout left 22 dead.
Another incident was May 22, 2015, when two 7.62mm rifles were recovered from the site of a massive shootout in Rancho el Sol, Michoacán, that left one Mexican federal police officer and 42 suspected cartel members dead.
And on Jan. 11, 2016, a .50 caliber rifle
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