Number 3 Leader of Los Zetas Says Mexican Cartel Bought Guns From US Government
The number three leader of the Zeta Cartel Jesus Enrique Rejon Aguilar in Mexico told authorities during a recent video that the cartel’s guns were bought in the United States and rival cartels were buying guns from the United States government.
In an interview recorded with officials from Mexico’s Federal SSP (Ministry of Public Safety) and distributed to the Mexican media, Jesus Enrique Rejon Aguilar “El Mamito” revealed that the Los Zetas obtained their arms from the U.S. and that the rival Gulf Cartel was buying guns from the US goverment.
A top Mexican cartel leader told authorities that the cartels are buying guns from the US government.
Extrano’s Ally reported:
Jesus Enrique Rejon Aguilar, a chief of the Zeta Cartel, says “all of our guns are bought in the United States.”
Briefly quoting the Borderland Beat report linked above: “Rejon Aguilar confessed that Los Zetas have “buyers on the other side” (in the U.S.) who are U.S. citizens that acquire the arms and sell them to Los Zetas. He also admitted hearing stories that the U.S. government was selling weapons.”
The “other side” would be the Zeta’s greatest enemy, the Gulf Cartel. And the Zetas territory fronts on the US border between approximately Brownsville and Eagle Pass, Texas. The Zetas are trying to penetrate Juarez, but have not managed to “capture the place” at this time.
And of course, they hear stories out of Texas; out of the Houston ATF office’s bailiwick, that the US government is selling weapons. Or causing weapons to be sold. Weapons that can be converted to full auto quite easily, using parts that can be made in almost any well equipped machine shop.
That sounds very much like something Senator Grassley and Representative Issa should look into. For another item badly in need of Congressional oversight, let’s go to another Borderland Beat report.
The Washington Times reported today that the gunwalker smuggling probe will expand.