I’ve posted on here numerous times about operation Fast & Furious, The Justice Departments Illegal Selling of guns to the Mexican Drug Cartels to increase the number of U.S. sold guns at crime scenes. This operation led to the death of Border Patrol Agent Bryan Terry. Whenever I speak of this operation I always say two Law Enforcement agents have been killed.
Let me tell you about the first one Jaime Zapata. Officer Zapata was killed in Mexico. He was ambushed by members of the Drug Cartel.
Zapata, 32, was a native of Brownsville, Texas, and attended the University of Texas at Brownsville, where he graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice in 2005.
Zapata then joined ICE in 2006. The rising special agent was assigned to the Office of the Deputy Special Agent in Charge in Laredo, Texas, where he served on the Human Smuggling and Trafficking Unit as well as the Border Enforcement Security Task Force. He most recently was detailed to ICE’s attaché office at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. Zapata was only to be in Mexico temporarily before he was to return to home Texas
U.S. Special Agent Jaime Jorge Zapata was shot and killed in the line of duty, reportedly by members of the notorious drug cartel, Los Zetas, while driving between Monterrey, and Mexico City on a four lane Mexican highway. FOX News has confirmed that Zapata and another other ICE agent, Victor Avila, were targeted by the Mexican gunmen because they were U.S. law enforcement, according to an American official. Zapata and Avila were ambushed at a cartel checkpoint by the hit men dressed in camouflage and armed with machine guns. Avila survived but was wounded and hospitalized with two gun shots to his leg.
” The agent said, you know, ‘We’re Americans, we’re diplomats,’ and the response from the drug cartels was bullets,” U.S. Rep.Michael McCaul of Texas, who was briefed on the incident, said to the Houston Chronicle.
“They put an AK-47, as I understand it, into the crack in the window and just began to fire away,” McCaul said.
Zapata was killed by a weapon purchased at Carters Country in Houston. An ATF jurisdiction outside of the Phoenix ATF office. Yet the story is identical to Fast & Furious.
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