Jul 2, 2011

Report: US weapons enrich cartels' power

By Diana Washington Valdez \ El Paso Times

Mexican drug cartels are having no trouble stocking up on military-grade weapons trafficked illegally from the United States to continue waging their bloody turf battles, according to a recent congressional report titled "Outgunned."
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is investigating arms trafficking in the wake of revelations that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' "Fast and Furious" operation resulted in the slaying of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in Arizona.
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