The Department of Justice's Operation Fast and Furious: Fueling Cartel Violence

The Department of Justice's Operation Fast and Furious: Fueling Cartel Violence

by United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary
     
 

In late 2009, ATF officials stationed in Mexico began to notice a large volume of guns appearing there that were traced to the ATF's Phoenix Field Division. These weapons were increasingly recovered in great numbers from violent crime scenes. This report explores the effect of Operation Fast and Furious on Mexico. Its lethal drug cartels obtained AK-47 variants,… See more details below

Overview

In late 2009, ATF officials stationed in Mexico began to notice a large volume of guns appearing there that were traced to the ATF's Phoenix Field Division. These weapons were increasingly recovered in great numbers from violent crime scenes. This report explores the effect of Operation Fast and Furious on Mexico. Its lethal drug cartels obtained AK-47 variants, Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifles, .38 caliber revolvers, and FN Five-seveNs from Arizona gun dealers who were cooperating with the ATF by continuing to sell to straw purchasers identified in Operation Fast and Furious.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014677455
Publisher:
United States Congress
Publication date:
06/28/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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