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Old 01-20-2016, 11:15 AM   #1
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Default .50 caliber rifle found inside El Chapo's Mexican hideout was sold through government Fast and Furious program

Fast and Furious program was designed to take down cartel arms dealers
Involved ATF agents intentionally selling weapons illegally to smugglers
Guns were then tracked south over border and used to make arrests
However, agency ultimately lost track of 1,400 of 2,000 weapons it sold
.50 caliber rifle would have been used to down helicopters, agents say

The Fast and Furious program involved ATF agents selling guns
illegally in the hopes of ensnaring cartel arms dealers - but they
ultimately lost track of 1,400 of the 2,000 weapons sold, leading
to then-Attorney General Eric Holder to be held in contempt by
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