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Man shot by ATF was convicted for role in meth ring a decade ago

The Avra Valley man injured in a shooting by an ATF agent serving an arrest warrant Thursday was convicted in 2006 for his leading role in a violent drug operation. Chris Paul Snow served four years in prison for racketeering related to a gang that authorities said committed homicides, kidnappings and other crimes.... Read more»

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Former DEA agent pleads guilty to selling firearms without license

A former special agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency pleaded guilty in Tucson's federal court on Tuesday to illegally selling firearms without a license. ... Read more»

Bannon: Killing of BP Agent Brian Terry helped elect Trump

The 2010 murder of a Border Patrol agent in Arizona helped solidify support for Donald Trump's presidential campaign in the Upper Midwest, political strategist Steve Bannon told a Tucson audience. "Is anything more dramatic than the death of Brian Terry in that canyon?," he said, speaking at a benefit for a foundation set up by the slain BP agent's family.... Read more»1

Mexican man arrested for attempting to smuggle 7K rounds of ammo into Mexico

A federal investigation led to the arrest of a Mexican man in Nogales, Arizona, for allegedly attempting to smuggle 7,000 rounds of ammunition into Mexico on Saturday. ... Read more»

6 years later, slain Border Patrol agent’s family still seeks answers

Six years later, Josephine Terry still has trouble talking about the murder of her son, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was killed in a Rio Rico shootout where guns were later traced to a botched government investigation.... Read more»

Mexican officials destroy guns connected to 'Operation Fast and Furious'

Mexican authorities in Monterrey destroyed nearly 6,000 firearms during a special ceremony on Tuesday, including 500 weapons connected with Operation Fast and Furious, a botched U.S. federal investigation that lost track of hundreds of firearms after they were purchased by straw buyers in U.S. gun stores. ... Read more»1

Meth dealer gets 50 years in prison

A Tucson man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison, officials said Thursday. Thaddaeus Sanchez Ruelas sold more than 600 grams of methamphetamine to undercover officers and informants over five months.... Read more»

Tucson businesses targeted in multi-state 'spice' drug probe

At least two Tucson-area businesses were raided by federal law enforcement agents Wednesday morning as part of a multi-state investigation targeting the sale and distribution of the synthetic drug known as "spice." ... Read more»

9th Circuit dismisses Terry family's lawsuit over BP agent's death

The family of slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry may not sue the federal government over claims that officials acted irresponsibly in the botched "Fast and Furious" investigation, which lost track of hundreds of firearms when they were trafficked into Mexico, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday. ... Read more»

Factchecking Clinton's Vermont gun statistic

Hillary Clinton claimed that Vermont was the source of the “highest per capita” number of guns that come from out of state and were “used in crimes and violence and killings in New York.” As we are fond of saying, one statistic rarely tells the entire story.... Read more»

Obama administration turns over Fast and Furious documents

The White House on Friday turned over documents to a House committee investigating the botched Operation Fast and Furious gun-trafficking probe, months after a federal court said executive privilege did not shield the records.... Read more»

21 charged in alleged gun-smuggling plot

Federal prosecutors have charged 21 people over an alleged conspiracy to smuggle illegally purchased guns from Arizona across the border into Mexico. About 100 weapons and more than 80,000 round of ammunition were involved in the plot, authorities said.... Read more»

CBP: 3-D-printed full-auto rifle seized at Lukeville crossing

Border officers in Lukeville arrested a U.S. citizen Saturday after they found a cache of weapons in his car, including an semi-automatic rifle modified with a 3-D-printed receiver, allowing the weapon to fire in full automatic mode.... Read more»1

.50-cal rifle seized during El Chapo raid connected to Fast & Furious

A .50-caliber rifle sold by a U.S. gun dealer during the botched law enforcement operation known as "Fast and Furious" was seized in the coastal hideout of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman following a raid by Mexican marines. ... Read more»

Judge rejects Obama's executive privilege over 'Fast & Furious' docs

The Justice Department must release documents relating to the Operation Fast and Furious gun-smuggling investigation, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. The botched federal probe allowed the trafficking of hundreds of firearms into Mexico by illegal straw purchasers.... Read more»

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U.S., Mexican efforts to battle gun trafficking falter

Efforts to combat illegal gunrunning from the United States to Mexico have stumbled in recent years, hampered by a lack of cooperation between U.S. and Mexican officials, according to a report from a U.S. federal watchdog agency.... Read more»

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