Associates of a Mexican drug cartel transported an arsenal of battle rifles illegally purchased under the ATF's Fast and Furious operation from Phoenix to the home of the cartel's top enforcer in Ciudad Juarez.

In all, 100 illegally purchased weapons were transported to El Paso. Forty of the weapons made it across the border and into the hands of feared cartel leader Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo. Six other Fast and Furious guns have been recovered in Columbus, New Mexico, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Torres Marrufo, also known as "the Jaguar," has been identified by U.S. authorities as the enforcer for Sinaloa cartel chieftain Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman. The weapons were found by Mexican police during an inspection of one of Torres Marrufo's on April 30. Authorities also found dozens of other arms, including an antiaircraft machine gun, sniper rifle and grenade launcher.

Source: Los Angeles Times


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