Fast and Furious Guns Found in Mexican Cartel Enforcer's Home

Sunday, 09 Oct 2011 03:05 PM

By Newsmax Wires

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Forty guns sold illegally through the Operation Fast and Furious program landed in a home belonging to the purported top Sinaloa cartel enforcer in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo’s organization was terrorizing that city with the worst violence in the Mexican drug wars, the Tmes reported of the errant guns from the ill-fated program of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

"These Fast and Furious guns were going to Sinaloans, and they are killing everyone down there," the Times quoted one U.S. government source as saying.

"But that's only how many we know came through Texas. Hundreds more had to get through," said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation.

U.S. authorities have indicted Torres Marrufo, also known as "the Jaguar," but have been unable to find him. The Fast and Furious weapons were found at one of Torres Marrufo's homes April 30 when Mexican police inspected the property, the Times reported.

“The basement had been converted into a gym with a wall covered with built-in mirrors. Behind the mirrors they found a hidden room with the Fast and Furious weapons and dozens more, including an antiaircraft machine gun, a sniper rifle and a grenade launcher,” according to the Times.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Issa: IRS Probe Will Continue Despite White House Roadblocks

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 18:16 PM

Rep. Darrell Issa said on Thursday that the congressional investigation into the targeting of conservative groups by the . . .

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Laureate, Dies at 87

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 17:01 PM

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin A . . .

Chelsea Clinton: I'm Pregnant

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 16:59 PM

Chelsea Clinton announced Thursday that she's pregnant and expects to give birth later this year. . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved