Killer convicted in case that linked US to Fast and Furious

A Mexican man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the 2010 murder of a US border agent whose killing was linked to a botched US gun-running operation called Fast and Furious.  Weapons found at the scene of the murder were linked to the operation.
Under the Fast and Furious programme, US federal agents allowed criminals to purchase as many as 2,000 guns in order to trace them to major gun dealers.
But the agents lost track of 1,400 of the guns, including two found at the scene of Terry’s death.
A US Justice Department report has cited 14 people for possible disciplinary action for their roles in Fast and Furious.
Osorio-Arellanes said he had entered the US state of Arizona from Mexico in December 2010 with fellow gang members to rob traffickers crossing into the US of the drugs they were carrying.
On 14 December 2010, Osorio-Arellanes and his gang engaged in a firefight with US border agents, in which Terry, 40, was killed and Osorio-Arellanes injured.

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