/ Modified jan 10, 2022 12:56 p.m.

Mexico charges 7 in 'Fast and Furious' weapons trafficking

Federal agents allowed criminals to buy guns with the intention of tracking the weapons. But they lost most of the guns.

Brian terry memorial A makeshift memorial to murdered U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in Southern Arizona.
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Mexican prosecutors say they have charged seven people, including former top officials, in the “Fast and Furious” weapons trafficking scandal.

The December 2010 murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry exposed the “Fast and Furious” program, in which agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowed criminals to buy guns with the intention of tracking the weapons.

But the agency lost most of the guns, including two that were found at the scene of Terry’s death.

Mexico's Attorney General's Office said Sunday it has lodged charges against seven people in the more-than-decade-old case, including the country's former top police official.

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