Top agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosiveshave been replaced in Phoenix, following the ‘Fast and Furious’ and ‘Operation Gunrunner’ capers that helped armed Mexican drug gangs. CBS News reporter Cheryl Attkisson continues to report on the “Fast and Furious” ATF operation, also known as Operation Gunrunner.
The AK 47 that killed Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was allowed into Mexico by Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms administrators. Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa received ATF emails from gun dealers that detail concerns that quantities of guns being sold to straw buyers were diverted to Mexico for use in the escalating drug war.
An FBI report contains new information confirming that Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed by a single shot, with a bullet matching the caliber of an AK-37 rifle.
Agent Terry was a killed in a gun battle last December 14th, in a canyon near Arivaca. He was a member of the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) in the Nogales, Arizona area of operations, having served at the Naco Station before joining BORTAC.