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PHOENIX -- In an Arizona drug bust last month the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration confiscated more than drugs. Federal agents accidentally came upon two giant garbage cans filled with assault rifle.
The kicker: Some of those guns possessed by drug runners once belonged to the DEA's sister agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
The federal drug agents discovered the AK-47-type assault rifles wrapped in cellophane and hidden inside two giant trash barrels. Agents believe the confiscated weapons were heading to drug cartels in Mexico. Problem is, a serial number on at least one of the weapons traces back to the ATF.
It was known as the "Fast and Furious" program -- a controversial gunrunning sting where the ATF allowed its own assault weapons to be sold on the streets. The hope was to track the guns as they passed through the hands of straw buyers and middle-men. The idea was to gain intelligence and take down a big-time Mexican cartel.
Originally posted by boondock-saint
another find of guns ???
or is this the same one
from a few months ago ???
If this is a new one then
there are some serious butt
to chew on.
Originally posted by livefreeordieinnh
I'm personally sick of this crap. You want it to change, I want it to change, everyone does. I've decided what I'm going to do from now on is really pressure my congressman.
Originally posted by neo96
so where does the atf get ak-47s considering there is none manufactured here in the us?
some m4s and m16s and some hk g36s i would have beleived.
but aks ?