Colombian cartel gets 'Fast and Furious' guns
How widespread is this in Latin America?
- Duration 4:04
- Date Sep 12, 2012
How widespread is this in Latin America?
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-- -- we get this report from Julie Banderas about fast and furious and apparently guns.
From that operation which we know went into the hands of drug cartels and gangs.
There is some evidence now that they may or also.
Have gone into the hands of drug dealers in Colombia duty Banderas Fox News Latino human.
Disturbing yes it is because we know these fast and furious programs it's an ATF government program that was -- to track illegal guns before they actually made it across the borders.
As we know a couple of those weapons were found in Mexico which was responsible for the death of a border agent which we have reported widely here on Fox News Channel.
This is a completely new and -- more disturbing angle the fact that.
-- -- in Colombia it's the second largest city of Columbia.
The drug cartel there.
Two kingpins of a cartel outside of -- They basically had just arrested these two men and two guns were actually found and traced back to the fast and furious program so at this point we don't know how weapons made it there but apparently according to the local newspaper there whenever there are guns or weapons that are seized.
In Colombia or in Mexico.
They alert the ATF and in the ATF that then goes and tracks them.
What's really disturbing is the actual types of weapons that were retrieved two rifles were originally part of the -- -- controversial gun walking program as well as.
Pistols -- explains if he's not your pets we know that a five -- -- list 57 pistol.
Can post a bulletproof vests he and it can puncture lately armored cars.
It's common for politicians and others.
With security -- and dignitaries to travel in armored cars and your country Colombia where he -- -- the uprising by guerrilla groups and violence from -- her on their merit military groups.
And drug traffickers have have essentially played the country this situation.
Has worsened recently even though after years and years of president Uribe.
His his his presidency did improve the situation there but now it seems that things are on the decline again unfortunately and the and the fact that these guns were traced back to Colombia and is extremely disturbing because once again this fast and furious program has -- under and be under tight scrutiny.
How is it that these guns are getting out of of the government's hands when these guns were supposed to be tracked by the ATF and now the whole point of -- Is to keep guns out of the hands of drug cartels but instead it's as if we're just kind of.
-- -- -- -- -- Is that.
I mean this is just serving this and that and we gonna hear about more of these guns from getting to more countries in Latin America I think they've even -- -- one country is easily could spread to another country and you will help our mutual you know I mean they found to run this particular drug -- plus the one that -- the agent plus the one that he'll be just -- -- -- that they were -- guns.
It's the level of the program that they did -- the level of what they traded.
And the love all of these guns this gun.
It is able to.
Penetrate the outside armor -- of certain -- he's -- for much more dangerous and I want to help feeling that the ones that were discovered in Mexico and all of you thought you were enough priority DNJ it's a -- the DOJ -- that said I -- -- -- I don't care how popular is an -- that's how I haven't -- how how that the politics of it aside some heads need to roll into the bush or.
Of course thank you -- -- -- yeah.
You have to be ready.
Didn't know what is -- yeah.
-- -- because you have to send a message in you know this is such it you know such a -- and aided.
Almost did this sounds like something that Maxwell Smart would have thought -- consumers.
Covert operation to below him to all right so managing partner tangent capital thank you Tom Ruskin president of CMP group thank you and I'm Julie -- -- policies Latina -- -- more and more of Canada com that's exactly what I was gonna -- Yeah I definitely I don't know if you're going to see you thank you very much at that's about it.