In a shocking development, an international crime story that gripped headlines all over the world has suddenly implicated the Obama administration.
The Mexican drug kingpin “El Chapo” Guzman made a stunning escape from his prison and eluded authorities for months, but when he was finally caught, they made a shocking discovery at his hideout!!
More from Fox News:
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 Guzman was staying, including the rifle, officials said.
When agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives checked serial numbers of the eight weapons found in his possession, they found one of the two .50-caliber weapons traced back to the ATF program, sources said.
Federal officials told Fox News they are not sure how many of the weapons seized from Guzman’s house actually originated in the U.S. and where they were purchased, but are investigating.
Out of the roughly 2,000 weapons sold through Fast and Furious, 34 were .50 caliber rifles that can take down a helicopter, according to officials.
Federal law enforcement sources told Fox News that ‘El Chapo’ would put his guardsmen on hilltops to be on guard for Mexican police helicopters that would fly through valleys conducting raids. The sole purpose of the guardsmen would be to shoot down those helicopters, sources said.
The Fast and Furious operation involved federal agents allowing criminals to buy guns with the intention of tracking them.
Instead, agents from the ATF lost track of 1,400 of the 2,000 guns involved in the sting operation.
The operation allowed criminals to buy guns in Phoenix-area shops with the intention of tracking them once they made their way into Mexico.
The “Fast and Furious” program was extensively investigated by Republicans, but like El Chapo, Obama always escaped his pursuers. Will this finally implicate the Obama administration in an inescapable scandal?
Well it looks like Republicans are already taking notice:
Rifle capable of taking down helicopter found at ‘El Chapo’ hideout purchased through Fast and Furious program https://t.co/G133E6A6Vc
— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) January 20, 2016
And what’s even more shady – the last time a “Fast and Furious” gun was implicated in a crime was when an ISIS-sympathizing terrorist attacked in Garland, Texas:
Well. That’s a creepy coincidence huh?
What do you think? Is this all one big coincidence or will Obama be impeached before the end of his term in a year? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!!