WASHINGTON – Assault weapons lost under the Fast and Furious gun surveillance program have been found in the Mexican home of the alleged leader of a massive drug cartel, according to The Los Angeles Times.
Forty high-powered assault weapons were found in the Ciudad Juarez home of Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, a “feared” leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel in that city, according to the Times. The Sinaloa cartel is considered the most powerful drug trafficking organization in the world.
“These Fast and Furious guns were going to Sinaloans, and they are killing everyone down there,” one knowledgeable US government source told the Times.
The White House sent another installment of documents to Congress on Friday detailing White House staffers’ knowledge about the controversial “Operation Fast & Furious” gunrunning probe run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.
However, the chief counsel to President Barack Obama, Kathryn Ruemmler, indicated that the White House was withholding an unspecified number of internal e-mails exchanged among three National Security Staff aides.