Skip to comments.Another ATF weapon tied to a killing in Mexico (Jalisco, used to kill a Mexican police chief)
Posted on 07/05/2013 8:24:04 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON A high-powered rifle lost in the ATFs 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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More blood on Obastard’s and Witholder’s hands.
What difference does it make?
Exactly! They are responsible for the murders of many Mexicans. Mexico should extradite both Holder and B-HO for trial.
Well, at least he didn’t have his head cut off, which seems to be the new NORMAL in Mexico.
You forgot the Just Us Dept.
I can only say my ABC’s up to “I”...
Product of Public Skrewel’s
Oh, okay, my friend. Sorry about the public skrewels. ;-P