The beautiful Maria Susana Flores Gamez, was gunned down on November 23rd in a shootout between Mexican Drug Cartels and government soldiers, apparently the Drug Lords were using her as a human shield. An automatic rifle had been found near her body after the shootout.
Authorities had said that Maria Susana Flores Gamez was likely used as a human shield and that an automatic rifle had been found near her body after the Nov. 23 shootout. What was not known until today was that gun was procured by the cartels via the Fast and Furious disaster.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, tells CBS News that the Justice Department did not notify Congress that a Fast and Furious firearm was found at the scene in Sinaloa.
CBS News learned the Romanian AK-47-type WASR-10 rifle found near her body was purchased by Uriel Patino at an Arizona gun shop in 2010. Patino is a suspect who allegedly purchased 700 guns while under the ATF’s watch.
The “Fast and Furious” operation was launched in 2009 to catch trafficking kingpins, but agents lost track of about 1,400 of the more than 2,000 weapons involved.
Authorities say the ring was believed to have supplied the Sinaloa cartel with guns. Mexico’s drug cartels often seek out guns in the U.S. because gun laws in Mexico are more restrictive than in the U.S.
Some guns purchased by the ring were later found at crime scenes in Mexico and the United States.
The Fast and Furious program is also responsible for the murder of border agent Brian Terry and countless other Mexican victims. Ever since news began leaking out about the program Attorney General Eric Holder, aided by the Main Stream media, has been doing his best to cover the program up. But make no mistake, Eric Holder is responsible for this gun as well as the one that killed Brian Terry.