Mexican Drug War: Gun Running from U.S. Suppliers

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Gun Dealer Accused Of Selling To Cartels

CBS Evening News: Gun Runners Send Thousands Of Weapons From The U.S. To Mexico, Fueling That Country’s Drug Wars

In Phoenix Monday, a gun dealer went on trial for supplying assault rifles to Mexican drug gangs who are locked in a bloody war with authorities — and each other. CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy reports on a case that’s being watched closely in both the United States, and in Mexico.

In the escalating drug war south of the border, Mexican cartels supply the drugs, but the guns largely come from the United States.

“Firearms trafficking to Mexico is a huge problem,” says Phoenix ATF agent William Newell. “Drugs go north, guns come south.” >>>>>>>>>More

Gunrunning Across The Border

In the continuing drug war in Mexico, the assault weapons they use such as AK-47s and 50 caliber rifles are largely coming from U.S. traffickers at a rate of 2,000 a day. Ben Tracy reports.

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1 comment

    • jimstaro on March 10, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Two gun-running suspects arrested near Lukeville

    The Border Patrol said both men in the truck appeared nervous and gave misleading information. A search led to the discovery of five SKS rifles, two AK-47 rifles, two semi-automatic 9mm pistols, one CVA 50-caliber rifle and 7,000 rounds of ammunition.

    Drug War Doublespeak

    Calderon cites the US role in gun-running, money-laundering, and demand for narcotics. The motivations behind the recent hype vary.

    Gun-running’s two-way street

    It’s time for the American people to stop living in a state of denial and get serious about stopping gun shipments into Mexico.

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