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Napolitano Unaware of ICE Agent's Link to Letting Guns 'Walk'

March 10, 2011  | 

Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano told U.S. senators conducting Judiciary Committee hearings Thursday that she was not aware of her agency's controversial involvement in an ATF operation that let guns reach Mexican drug cartels.

During an operation called "Fast and Furious," the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allegedly intentionally allowed numerous weapons to fall into the hands of Mexico's drug cartels. Law enformcenent insiders call it letting guns "walk."

An agent from U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was apparently linked to the operation, CBS News has reported.

Two AK-47 variant rifles that ATF had recorded as having let "walk" nearly a year before were found at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in December.

Related:

Border Patrol Agent Shot, Killed in Southern Arizona

Tags: Immigration Enforcement, Janet Napolitano, ATF, U.S.-Mexico Border, Fast and Furious


Comments (5)

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surprised @ 3/10/2011 6:54 PM

Napolitano didn't know what was going on??? You've got to be joking(sarcasm). This twit is the most incompetent, corrupt political hack ever to have been put in charge of any federal agency.

Maleman39 @ 3/11/2011 5:17 AM

Uh-huh! Yeah, right. She didn't know anything about it--the standard excuse. She should have known about such a significant operation, yet she says she was in the dark. It could not have happened without her approval. As a minimum, she should be pushed out of the job for admitting being negligent and not knowing what her subordinates were up to, resulting in the death of a LEO. That's her major responsibility. No one has a God-given right to a job such as hers. All involved should be run before a Grand Jury.

Frank @ 3/11/2011 10:22 AM

Here we go again! Everytime someone gets caught the entire upper management stick their heads in the sand. The Prez decides not to uphold the law with illegals. The average gun dealer and US citizen gets blamed by Hillary and the Mexican President for running guns. Actually isn't BATFE the folks who are suppose to know the firearms laws and control all firearms transactions. Instead of thei Government spending money on Foreign Affairs maybe they so start paying attention to the cartels. The Cartels are a bigger threat to our security than the terrorists.

lionsarm @ 7/4/2011 11:46 PM

Ummm...excuse me...but if anyone knows anything about OCDETF cases, then you should know that this case had to be approved by many agencies that sit on the board (i.e., FBI, DEA, IRS, ICE...), which means that they all knew about this case.

Tom @ 9/13/2011 9:04 AM

surprise, I would have to disagree. I think that honor goes to Holder.

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