READ –> Fox News Latino: Texas Couple Charged with Supplying Ammo to Mexican Cartels
Federal authorities arrested a couple who own a firearms store in Laredo, Texas, for allegedly selling large quantities ammunition that were destined for Mexican drug cartels.
The special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in San Antonio, Jerry Robinette, said that the arrests were part of the commitment of U.S. authorities to halt the illegal flow of weapons and ammunition to organized criminal groups in Mexico.
Robert Jacaman Sr. and his wife, Veronica Jacaman, are accused of selling ammunition to undocumented immigrants, among other charges.
The couple are facing 11 federal charges for crimes related to weapons and ammunition trafficking, said Robinette, who added that the prosecution will ask the judge to deny bail.
So, it’s okay for Eric Holder’s Justice Department to do it, even when doing so results in the murder of a federal agent? It reminds me of that old anti-drug PSA from the 1980s:
Federal government agencies that supply weapons to Mexican drug cartels have regulated people who supply weapons to Mexican drug cartels.
UPDATE: This comes at a time when the Washington Examiner is reporting that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms is actually rewarding one of the folks directly responsible for the Fast & Furious program. From the Examiner:
One of the federal law enforcement officials that Congress regards as most responsible for Operation Fast and Furious received extended paid leave from his government job, which allows him to draw a second salary working at JP Morgan.
The paid leave also allows McMahon to get a larger pension when he finally, officially, leaves the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.