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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Fast & Furious still claiming victims: Latest Mexican beauty queen

Victim likely used as a human shield

CBS Local News, Washington D.C. "‘Fast and Furious’ Gun Found At Site Where Mexican Beauty Queen Killed":
A gun found at the scene of a shootout between a Mexican drug cartel and soldiers where a beauty queen died was part of the botched “Fast and Furious” operation, CBS News reports.

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.

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.

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.

Several Republicans have called for the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder due to the botched operation.
Editor's note - Odd, CBS national news hasn't picked up this story? Oh, wait. Gosh darn it. Doesn't fit the "Obama can do no wrong, Holder's an angel" template. (Photo credit - elmexicano.com)

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