Mexican Officials: 3 Weapons Used in 2010 Massacre Are Connected to Fast and Furious

PHOTO: Univision News obtained the list of Fast and Furious weapons and a list containing almost 60,000 recovered firearms compiled by Mexicos Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional (SEDENA)

The Mexican Attorney General's Office (PGR) has confirmed that three guns linked to Operation Fast and Furious were used in the massacre of 15 teenagers in Villas de Salvarcar, Ciudad Juarez, on January 30, 2010, according to the Mexican newspaper Reforma.

Citing unnamed officials, Reforma, one of Mexico's most influential newspapers, reports that several government agencies are currently investigating the massacre and other violent crimes connected to Operation Fast and Furious.

"The National Defense Office (SEDENA), through the Federal Arms Registry and the Second Division of the Defense Chief of Staff… was the one that found out that Fast and Furious weapons were used in Villas de Salvarcar and other executions," according to the newspaper.

The confirmation comes less than a week after a Univision News special report uncovered that firearms from an ATF gun-tracing operation that had been used at Villas de Salvarcar.

Following Univision's special program on September 30, Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder inquiring about the connection between Fast and Furious and violent crimes in Mexico. The letter specifically asks about the Salvarcar massacre and about 57 previously unreported weapons exposed by Univision News.

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