Attkisson: Deadly Mexican Drug Cartel Shootout Linked to US ‘Grenade-Walking’ Scandal
October 17, 2013 - 2:17 pm
Fast and Furious, the gunwalking program by which the ATF allowed hundreds of firearms to get into the hands of Mexico’s violent drug cartels, has resulted in hundreds of deaths including at least two Americans.
CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson now reports on a new scandal: Grenade-walking.
According to a Justice Department “Significant Incident Report” filed Tuesday and obtained by CBS News, evidence connects one of the grenades to Jean Baptiste Kingery, an alleged firearms trafficker U.S. officials allowed to operate for years without arresting despite significant evidence that he was moving massive amounts of grenade parts and ammunition to Mexico’s ruthless drug cartels.
The gun battle took place last week in Guadalajara. Authorities say five members of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel used at least nine firearms and ten hand grenades against Mexican police. If one of the grenades was supplied with the help of Kingery, as believed, it adds to the toll of lives taken with weapons trafficked by suspects U.S. officials watched but did not stop.
Three Mexican police died in the firefight.
Much more at the link, including Attkisson’s video report.