Skip to comments.ATF Arrests Border Agent for Attempting to Arm Drug Cartels
Posted on 04/12/2012 1:04:50 PM PDT by hope
In El Paso, Texas, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Ricardo Montalvo has been arrested and charged with attempting to smuggle guns and ammunition into Mexico. More specifically, hes been accused of trying to smuggle the weapons to the Mexican cartel. His girlfriend, Carla Gonzales-Ortiz, has been charged in the matter as well.
Montalvo and Gonzales-Ortiz are also accused of making a number of straw purchases of weapons between November 2010 and January 2011. Included in these were five Ak-47s, two .380 pistols, and a couple of .22 rifles. In other words, Montalvo and Gonzales-Ortiz made purchases similar to those which our DOJ and ATF allowed straw purchasers to make during Fast and Furious, only not on as a grand a scale.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
Yeah.... but they weren't undercover agents like the ones in Fast and Furious. Can't have people taking guns across the border without the express permission of the US government.
Should be an interesting defense, tho. Hey, the ATF directors were doing it so naturally I thought it was just part of my job!
BATF enforces its monopoly on arming Mexican drug lords.
Some jokes DO write themselves : )
Border agents should know better: Leave gun smuggling to the experts at ATF/DOJ!
Although Breitbart is a credible source, I notice that even here there is no mention of where the guns are now or their route of travel.
If they never left the US and were not in the possession of Mexican Nationals inside the US, I would classify this as completely bogus misdirection on the part of a criminal justice dept.
FBI - setting up offshore banking.
DEA - free passes for drug smuggling.
State Dept. - grenades, rocket launchers, anti-aircraft guns, ballistic vests and night-vision goggles.
BP - wander around in the dark on the border (physically and metaphorically) and deal with the chaos.
In El Paso, Texas, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Ricardo Montalvo has been arrested and charged with attempting to smuggle guns and ammunition into Mexico.Wow, there's never *been* a more flagrant case of racial profiling. /s
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