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Feds Knew of Earlier Gun Smuggling Program in Mexico

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Operation Fast and Furious was not the first gun-walking program taken up by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms in Arizona.

There was another secret federal program that allowed guns to be smuggled into Mexico under the Bush Administration in 2006 and 2007.  Court records show that that original program, called Operation Wide Receiver, was known to federal officials in the Justice Department.  

And as Michel Marizco from the Fronteras Changing America Desk reports, criminal cases that emerged from that program were quietly prosecuted out of Washington D.C. 

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