A district judge ordered the arrest of seven people for their participation in the operation known as “Fast and Furious”, from among the people who were requested by the General Prosecutor of the Republic (FGR), the names of Genaro Garcia Luna Y Luis Cardenas Palomino.
Between 2006 and 2011, the operative Fast and furious introduced more than 2,000 illegal weapons with a chip to Mexico, which would be sold to criminals in order to be traced by virtue of identifying those responsible for armed violence in the country; however, this was not the case.
For this failed operation to occur, the federal government of Felipe Calderon (2006-2012) coordinated efforts with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) from U.SBut not even with the government’s disposition of two nations was it possible to adequately implement this strategy.
The prosecution in charge of Alejandro Gertz Manero reported that the implementation of this strategy “It is absolutely illegal and inadmissible”. Therefore, this institution opened an investigation in which it consulted various data with the United States in order to determine the alleged responsibility of the culprits.
“In accordance with the investigations carried out by the United States Department of Justice, the necessary information was obtained to establish said illegal traffic in firearms, which were used in various blood crimes in the country, from 2009 to 2009. recent dates “
Likewise, the FGR made public that the US authorities were in charge of investigating and defining the responsibilities of the public servants of that country. While in Mexico, and in accordance with an investigation, “it was established that these weapons were not only illegally introduced into the country, but also that they have been used in various criminal acts, which have already been investigated and processed in Mexico ”.
In the investigation, carried out by the Specialized Prosecutor for Organized Crime (FEMDO), it was possible to establish the alleged responsibility of Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán who, former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel. Likewise, the arrest warrants were obtained against Genaro Garcia Luna, former holder of the Department of Public Security (SSP) Y Luis Cardenas Palomino, former Intelligence Coordinator of the Federal Police.
About Garcia Luna, who is imprisoned in the United States for his alleged responsibility for the crime Criminal Company Continues (Continuing Criminal Enterprise), there are two other orders issued by Mexican judges, which have motivated the request for extradition to Mexican territory of said individual.
The scandal related to Fast and Furious broke out due to the discovery of two assault rifles bought by a person who is now in prison and that were used in a shooting where he died Brian Terry, agent of the Border Patrol in December 2010 near the line between Arizona Y Mexico.
In addition, on February 15, 2011, the agent of the Immigration and Customs Office (ICEAmerican, Jaime Zapata. Moved from then federal District, now Mexico City, to the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León. Likewise, it was reported that his partner Victor Avila he was seriously injured. In that attack, it was found that Zapata had died from shots fired with a weapon from the operation.
About, Lanny Breuer, an official of the United States Department of Justice, informed legislative investigators that the ATF had allowed the entry into Mexico of thousands of weapons acquired illicitly in the operation, which was a controversial tactic called “Let the weapons walk”.
On your own, Garcia Luna is investigated for facilitating and privileging Sinaloa Cartel when he was acting as Secretary of Security of Felipe Calderon. It should be remembered that it was during the government of the flag bearer by the National Action Party (PAN) when “war” was declared on drug trafficking.