Now, CBS News' Sharyl Attkisson has learned of more Fast and Furious guns surfacing at crime scenes in Mexico.
During the course of Operation Fast and Furious from 2009-2010, 2500 weapons were purchased by illegal straw buyers under ATF surveillance in the United States and trafficked into Mexico. At least 1400 of those weapons are still missing. The only way ATF can recover these weapons is when they are left at crime scenes.
Three more weapons from Fast and Furious have turned up at crime scenes in Mexico, CBS News has learned, as the toll from the controversial federal operation grows.
According to Justice Department tracing documents obtained by CBS News, all three guns are WASR-10 762-caliber Romanian rifles. Two were purchased by Fast and Furious suspect Uriel Patino in May and July of 2010. Sean Steward, who was convicted on gun charges in July 2012, purchased a third. The rifles were traced yesterday to the Lone Wolf gun shop in Glendale, Ariz.
|Katie Pavlich is the News Editor at Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiepavlich. She is also the author of Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up.
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