“El Chapo” and “el rifle”

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman.

We learned today about a rifle in El Chapo’s collection.

According to a news report, El Chapo and Fast & Furious may have met years ago:

“A .50-caliber rifle found at Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s hideout in Mexico was funneled through the gun-smuggling investigation known as Fast and Furious, sources confirmed Tuesday to Fox News.

A .50-caliber is a massive rifle that can stop a car or, as it was intended, take down a helicopter.

After the raid on Jan. 8 in the city of Los Mochis that killed five of his men and wounded one Mexican marine, officials found a number of weapons inside the house where Guzman was staying, including the rifle, officials said.”

How many more of these sophisticated high powered weapons ended up with cartel leaders or their guards? We don’t know but the finding of this rifle raises more questions about a very flawed program and an administration that does not believe in accountability.

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