Just when you think the news about Obama's disastrous "Fast and Furious" gun-walking operation can't possibly get any worse, a U.S. government report has disclosed that Mexican drug cartel operatives used a firearm from the infamous scheme in a failed attempt to assassinate a high-ranking Mexican law enforcement official.
According to a recent Daily Caller article,
the gun "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."
An August 6, El Paso Times article gives further details:
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.
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.
The firearm in question was traced back to the "Fast and Furious" operation.
last month, U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), and Senate Judiciary Committee
ranking member Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) released a nearly 2,400-page
report--"Fast and Furious: The Anatomy of a Failed Operation"--based on
interviews from hearings and reviews of thousands of pages of
The Daily Caller article
also notes that, in addition to this latest revelation, the
congressional report also revealed new evidence that Obama
administration BATFE officials sought to cover up the "Fast and Furious"
connection to a death other than that of Border Patrol agent Brian
reports that Mario Gonzalez, the brother of then-Mexican prosecutor
Patricia Gonzalez, was killed in early November 2010. And according to
the congressional report, two of the firearms found at Mario Gonzalez's
murder scene were tied to "Fast and Furious."
Reposted from NRA News & Issues.