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Tragic mistake: guns used to kill U.S. federal agents Zapata and Terry were allegedly smuggled into Mexico with ATF´s knowing.

In an interview with CBS, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agent John Dodson claims he was ordered to let guns get in the hands of the Mexican drug cartels.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms ATF agent John Dodson claims to TV network CBS that he was ordered to let guns get in the hands of the Mexican drug cartels, during his time stationed at the ATF’s Phoenix offices.

The gun used to kill  Jaime Zapata, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE-DHS) agent in Mexico, was first bought in a store in Dallas, Texas.

Two of the weapons ATF are alleged to have allowed to be smuggled over were recovered at a fire fight that killed U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent Brian Terry last December.

CBS also said it had a video it claims was filmed by ATF agents showing AK47s being smuggled into Mexico, while the authorities looked on.

It is understood by analysts that the reason the weapons were allowed by ATF to be smuggled into Mexico was in the hope of following them up the chain of command, leading to arrests of more senior criminals.

Analysts said that the ATF tactics of “playing with the devil” are allegedly illegal and maybe a “federal offense”, that the responsibles of this decissions are allegedly unwitting accomplices in the deaths of U.S. federal agents, that the possibilities of these weapons falling in the hands of top criminals like “Chapo” Guzman are very small and, on the contrary,  the chances of these weapons being used to kill police agents from Mexico and the U.S. were to high.

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