The Department of Justice Operation Fast and Furious: Fueling Cartel Violence

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2011-07-26
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60 pages
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Additional, Minority, Dissenting Views
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Brief Executive Summary
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Senate Committee on Judiciary examined the repercussions of Operation Fast and Furious on Mexico, detailing how Mexican drug cartels acquired dangerous firearms through the ATF's gunwalking tactics. The report highlights how ATF officials in Mexico raised concerns about the influx of these weapons from the ATF's Phoenix Field Division but were ignored by senior leadership. Despite repeated warnings and the recovery of numerous weapons in Mexico, crucial information about the operation was withheld, prolonging the flow of firearms into Mexico.
Related Hearings
• House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, hearing on "Operation Fast and Furious: Reckless Decisions, Tragic Outcomes," 112th Cong., H.Hrg. 112-64, (2011, June 15)
• House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, hearing on "Operation Fast and Furious: The Other Side of the Border," 112th Cong., H.Hrg. 112-100, (2011, July 26)
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