ATF agent Epic Failure, posting at CleanUpATF.org notes this story:
Police in Mexico say they have killed 11 suspected members of the powerful La Familia drug cartel after a shoot-out at a ranch in western Jalisco state.
Two policemen were injured in the raid that led to the arrest of 36 people, including three top cartel leaders.
Police say the arrests will weaken La Familia, which has a reputation for violence but claims to protect local communities and promote family values.
They say the group was behind Tuesday's shooting-down of a police helicopter.
Police said they planned the raid after receiving a tip-off about a meeting between alleged gang members at a ranch in Jalisco state, near the cartel's stronghold of Michoacan. . .
Federal police commissioner Facundo Rosas said among those arrested were three top members of the cartel.
"They were hiding in Jalisco, waiting for instructions from their boss and planning an attack on a group which calls itself the Knights Templar, with which they're at war," Mr Rosas told reporters at a news conference. . .
Police said they seized 70 long-range weapons and 14 pistols, many of them encrusted with gold, silver and precious stones.
They also secured more than 20,000 rounds of ammunition and 40 bullet-proof vests.
Epic Failure comments:
Wanna lay money on where the rifles came from? Word is that full blown panic is taking place in the hallways at 99 New York Avenue. Rumor is that a 50 was also seized. The recoveries of violence guns is coming at a Fast and Furious rate!
And why would the Gunwalker scandal conspirators at ATF headquarters be in a flap about THIS little skirmish in the Mexican carnage?
The M3 Report confirms EF's rumor:
Members of La Familia Michoacana were having a meeting, and fired on a Federal Police helicopter, wounding two agents and forcing it to land, but only after killing 15 gunmen. They arrested 39 cartel members, and seized 70 guns including a .50 Cal. Barrett, 14 handguns, grenades, 40 ballistic vests, over 21,000 rounds of ammo, radio equipment and more.
You don't suppose that this was one of "Gunwalker Bill" Newell's Barrett fifties, do you?
Say it ain't so, Ken. Say it ain't so.
Darrel Issa, are you paying attention?