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U.S. is source for 70% of near 30000 firearms recovered in Mexico, acc to ATF research.

Members of the Mexican Navy lined up suspects and recovered weapons last June after a raid against the Zetas drug cartel in northern Mexico.

The U.S. was the source of at least 70% of 29,284 firearms recovered by authorities in Mexico in 2009 and 2010, according to new U.S. government figures.

The statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are expected to add to controversy over the U.S. role in fueling drug-cartel violence in Mexico, which has killed more than 40,000 people since 2006. READ MORE HERE