‘Fast and Furious’ Weapons Found at Scene of Mexico ‘Massacre’

3/17/2016 InSight Crime

Merida_initiative_weapons_seizedWeapons linked to the controversial US anti-gun trafficking operation “Fast and Furious” were found last spring at the scene of a bloody clash between Mexican police and a group of alleged cartel gunmen that left 43 dead, according to documents obtained exclusively by InSight Crime.

The previously unpublisheddocuments, obtained through a freedom of information request, show how US and Mexican authorities traced weapons from the shootout in Michoacán to the now infamous operation, which saw US authorities allow thousands of firearms to cross intoMexico in a failed attempt to trace them to arms dealers.

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