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Another ATF weapon tied to a killing in Mexico (Jalisco, used to kill a Mexican police chief)
Star Tribune ^ | 7/5/13 | Richard A. Serrano

Posted on 07/05/2013 8:24:04 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON – A high-powered rifle lost in the ATF’s Fast and Furious controversy was used to kill a Mexican police chief in the state of Jalisco earlier this year, according to internal Justice Department records, suggesting that weapons from the failed gun-tracking operation have now made it into the hands of violent drug cartels deep inside Mexico.

Luis Lucio Rosales Astorga, the police chief in the city of Hostotipaquillo, was shot to death Jan. 29 when gunmen intercepted his patrol car and opened fire. Also killed was one of his bodyguards. His wife and a second bodyguard were wounded.

Local authorities said eight suspects in their 20s and 30s were arrested after police seized them nearby with a cache of weapons — rifles, grenades, handguns, helmets, bulletproof vests, uniforms and special communications equipment. The area is a hot zone for rival drug gangs, with members of three cartels fighting over turf in the region.

A semiautomatic WASR rifle, the firearm that killed the chief, was traced back to the Lone Wolf Trading Co., a gun store in Glendale, Ariz. The notation on the Department of Justice trace records said the WASR was used in a “HOMICIDE - WILLFUL - KILL -PUB OFF -GUN” -ATF code for “Homicide, Willful Killing of a Public Official, Gun.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; banglist; brianterry; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; guncontrol; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; hsi; jaimezapata; jalisco; killing; mexico; murdergate; obama; secondamendment; terry; wod; wot; zapata
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To: NormsRevenge

More blood on Obastard’s and Witholder’s hands.

What difference does it make?


21 posted on 07/06/2013 12:56:48 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Why won't this just go away? Can't the MSM cover up anything right anymore?
Get back to me asap. BHO.
22 posted on 07/06/2013 1:41:16 AM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: Trod Upon

Exactly! They are responsible for the murders of many Mexicans. Mexico should extradite both Holder and B-HO for trial.


23 posted on 07/06/2013 5:21:42 AM PDT by abclily
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To: NormsRevenge

Well, at least he didn’t have his head cut off, which seems to be the new NORMAL in Mexico.


24 posted on 07/06/2013 5:23:55 AM PDT by Lockbar (The guy that fires the last bullet gets to write the history books,)
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To: Vendome

You forgot the Just Us Dept.


25 posted on 07/06/2013 6:10:32 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

I can only say my ABC’s up to “I”...

Product of Public Skrewel’s


26 posted on 07/06/2013 11:44:55 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

Oh, okay, my friend. Sorry about the public skrewels. ;-P


27 posted on 07/06/2013 7:24:24 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

LOL


28 posted on 07/06/2013 8:02:02 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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