Mexico Captures Third Man Linked to ‘Fast and Furious’ Slaying
14 Sep 2013

Mexico has arrested a third man wanted over the 2010 murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death drew attention to a botched operation to track guns smuggled to Mexico that embarrassed the U.S. government.

Mexican police in the northwestern state of Sinaloa said they had captured Ivan Soto Barraza, suspected of participating in the murder of U.S. agent Brian Terry, who was killed in a shootout in the Arizona borderlands in December 2010.

The killing of Terry was linked to a U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives sting operation dubbed “Fast and Furious,” which allowed weapons to slip across the border to Mexico.

Mexican Interpol agents working with federal and state police captured Soto, 30, near the town of El Fuerte late on Wednesday and took him to a prison in Hermosillo, Sonora, on Thursday where he awaits extradition, a police spokesman said.

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation also took part in the operation to track down Soto, the spokesman added.

A number of guns bought in the Fast and Furious scheme were recovered from crime scenes in Mexico. Two tracked by the ATF were also retrieved from a remote spot in southern Arizona where Terry was killed in a shoot-out with suspected bandits.

It was unclear if the weapons were used in his murder…


The article continues at Newsmax.

H/T Weasel Zippers


UpdateExpected ruling in weeks on Holder’s ‘Fast and Furious’ contempt suit

…In June 2012, months after Congressional hearings exposed administration lies and cover-ups regarding the botched Operation Fast and Furious, the House voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in civil and criminal contempt of Congress after he failed to turn over subpoenaed documents.

When President Obama invoked executive privilege to prevent the documents from being turned over to Congress, House lawyers filed a lawsuit in federal court “seeking to force the administration to turn over records they believe show a cover-up,” Fox reported.

Now, a decision in that lawsuit is expected within the next three weeks…



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