Sipsey Street has confirmed through sources in Arizona and Washington DC the following allegation:
Within the past few days DEA in Phoenix was survielling what they believed to be a dope load. A traffic stop was executed. The haul was not drugs but instead 50 to 60 AK-47’s, wrapped in cellophane and intended for Mexico that were purchased during Fast and Furious. DEA has the guns and ATF is reportedly scrambling to take possession of the guns from DEA to avoid further bad publicity.
Am working on further details and when I have them, gentle readers, you will too. Of course Senator Grassley and Darrell Issa will be fully informed as well. This simply confirms what the whistleblowers have been saying all along -- no one knows how many thousands of Gunwalker Scandal weapons are still out there and how many thousands of Mexicans and Americans will die as a result of their use by criminal gangs.
UPDATE: With Sipsey Street and other media outlets sniffing around the story since yesterday, the Feds are scrambling to fit the seizure into a narrative that does not focus more attention on the Gunwalker Scandal. There is a hastily scheduled press conference in Tucson this morning at 11 a.m. where this is expected to be addressed to all the media. Another source tells Sipsey Street:
"We are being told off the record this is where the guns were discovered. HOWEVER, much like you we still can not confirm that DEA still has them and is not giving them back to ATF."
Here is the info:
From the office of the Arizona Attorney General, Amy Rezzonico, the AG's Press Secretary --
TUCSON (Wednesday, May 18, 2011) -- Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Acting Special Agent in Charge, Doug Coleman and Chief Joe Delgado from the Tohono O'odham Police Department will announce tomorrow in a press conference the details of a 9-month criminal investigation that targeted the activities of a major drug trafficking organization based out of Mexico.
Who: AG Tom Hornet
Acting Special Agent in Charge, Doug Coleman
Tohono O'odham Chief of Police, Joe Delgado
Where: DEA Tucson District Office, 3285 E. Hemisphere Loop, Tucson, AZ 85706
Time: 11:00 a.m.