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Report Finds Lawmen Allowed Drug Cartel’s Grenade Trafficker to Move Freely

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Jean Baptiste Kingeryby Sharyl Attkisson, The Daily Signal

A long-awaited report from the Department of Justice’s inspector general criticizes US law enforcement officials for allowing a grenade trafficker with a dangerous drug cartel to operate unfettered, endangering public safety.

The Office of the Inspector General calls the operation “poorly conceived and executed” and “particularly irresponsible” because of information agents had about a dangerous suspect.

The case reminded some observers of how the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms allowed thousands of assault rifles to be trafficked to Mexican drug cartels in the ill-fated Operation Fast and Furious.

In fact,  Jean Baptiste Kingery,  the man accused of being a grenade trafficker, came to the attention of the inspector general’s office during the probe of Fast and Furious, which also occurred on Attorney General Eric Holder’s watch as head of the Justice Department.

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