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DEA Seizes Weapons from ATF’s Controversial “Operation Fast and Furious”


By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Authorities may soon want to rename ATF’s controversial “Operation Fast and Furious” gun program “Operation Very Big Headache.”

The latest: CBS reports that DEA agents recently confiscated a stash of assault rifles in the Phoenix area linked to the operation, which encouraged gun dealers to sell to straw purchasers — all with the hopes of tracing the weapons to the Mexican cartels. CBS reported that sources said they believed the suspects intended to take the guns to Mexico.

CBS, citing unnamed sources, reported that  DEA agents stopped two suspects on  April 13   and found two giant garbage cans full of dozens of AK-47 type weapons wrapped in cellophane. A trace of the first weapon found that a suspect in the “Fast and Furious” case purchased it in Nov. 2009, CBS reported.

Station KPHO reported that DEA has refused to give up the weapons to ATF. An ATF spokesman told the station the agencies are cooperating.

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