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Gun Trafficking

100 Fast and Furious Guns Found at Mexican Cartel Enforcer's Home

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

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Memos Indicate Eric Holder Lied About Botched Gun Operation

House Republicans are pressing the White House to appoint a special counsel to determine whether Attorney General Eric Holder lied about his knowledge of the Fast and Furious gun operation.

ATF Chief who Oversaw Fast and Furious To Step Down

Kenneth Melson, who made the announcement today in a conference call with supervisors, is moving back to the Department of Justice to serve as a senior adviser with the Office of Legal Programs.

ATF Head Names FBI, DEA In Gun-Trafficking Probe

Facing increasing pressure to resign, the interim head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) instead added more fuel to a gun-trafficking probe by implicating the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday.

Guns That ATF Let Walk Into Mexico Linked to Phoenix Crimes

Weapons linked to a questionable government strategy are turning up in crimes in Phoenix-area neighborhoods, according to a report by local TV news channel ABC15.

ATF Director Expected to Resign, Obama's Nominee from Chicago

Andrew Traver, who runs ATF's Chicago office may be offered the ATF's top job Tuesday at a meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder.

ATF Superiors Told Agents Not to Seize Guns In Cartel Gun Operation

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents told the House Oversight and Government Reform committee they were expressly told by supervisors not to "intervene and interdict" the loads of guns.

N.M. Chief Who Smuggled Guns Into Mexico Had Checkered Past

If convicted of gun smuggling, Columbus Police Chief Angelo Vega could receive five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. However, his arrest Thursday by a joint task force is just the latest brush with the wrong side of the legal system for the chief.

N.M. Chief Arrested In Federal Border Raid

A federal raid targeting the Barrio Azteca street gang led to the arrest of Columbus (N.M.) Police Chief Angelo Vega Wednesday morning.

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Weapon Used In ICE Agent's Slaying Traced to Texas Man

A Romarm-Cugir Draco 7.62x39mm that was legally sold by a firearms dealer in the Dallas-Fort Worth area was transported to the Los Zetas cartel operators who used it to attack special agent Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila Jr.

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