The Mexican government has opened two criminal investigations into Operation Fast and Furious,the deadly ATF operation that allowed the Sinaloa drug cartel to purchase $1.25 million in illegal guns responsible for countless acts of violence south of the border. Reasonable people may ask when the United States will follow suit after today’s revelations that taxpayers funded the transfer and ATF agents personally handed the guns over to murderous gang members.
Fox News reports it has uncovered documents showing David Voth,an ATF group supervisor,ordered eventual whistleblower John Dodson to use federal dollars to purchase and then personally sell six semi-automatic Draco pistols to members of the gang in Arizona. Then he allowed the guns to ride off into the sunset over the sands of old Mexico:
According to sources directly involved in the case,Dodson felt strongly that the weapons should not be abandoned and the stash house should remain under 24-hour surveillance. However,Voth disagreed and ordered the surveillance team to return to the office. Dodson refused,and for six days in the desert heat kept the house under watch,defying direct orders from Voth.
A week later,a second vehicle showed up to transfer the weapons. Dodson called for an interdiction team to move in,make the arrest and seize the weapons. Voth refused and the guns disappeared with no surveillance.