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ATF Arrests Border Agent for Attempting to Arm Drug Cartels
Breitbart ^ | 4/12/12 | AWR Hawkins

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, he’s 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.

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; borderpatrol; bp; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; ice; obama

1 posted on 04/12/2012 1:04:53 PM PDT by hope
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To: hope
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.

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.

2 posted on 04/12/2012 1:33:19 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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Didn't get the memo to cease activity. Snail mail's slow on the border.

Should be an interesting defense, tho. Hey, the ATF directors were doing it so naturally I thought it was just part of my job!

3 posted on 04/12/2012 1:48:12 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: hope
ATF Arrests Border Agent for Attempting to Arm Drug Cartels

BATF enforces its monopoly on arming Mexican drug lords.

4 posted on 04/12/2012 1:54:22 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: hope
There's such a need for Border Patrol Agents and Customs and Border Protection officers who speak spanish on the southern border, that so long as you can cover up your MS 13 tattoo, you'll pass muster.
5 posted on 04/12/2012 1:54:35 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: UCANSEE2; Travis McGee

Some jokes DO write themselves : )


6 posted on 04/12/2012 1:57:23 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: hope

Border agents should know better: Leave gun smuggling to the experts at ATF/DOJ!


7 posted on 04/12/2012 1:59:49 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: hope
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.

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.

8 posted on 04/12/2012 2:08:22 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: hope
ATF has the monopoly on gun running.

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.

9 posted on 04/12/2012 2:30:50 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: hope
the ATF just doesn't like competition...
10 posted on 04/12/2012 3:10:28 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks 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.
Wow, there's never *been* a more flagrant case of racial profiling. /s

Sounds funny now, wait 'til Holder announces it.


11 posted on 04/12/2012 8:46:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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