Five people have been indicted in the death of an Arizona-Mexico Border Patrol agent, the Justice Department announced Monday, in connection with an investigation of the failed Operation Fast and Furious. Agent Brian Terry was killed in a gunfight in December 2010, and it was later revealed that the guns abandoned at the crime scene had been purchased by a “straw buyer” for smugglers in Operation Fast and Furious. The Justice Department contends that the five defendants illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico to buy weapons and use them to rob marijuana traffickers, but their plan was foiled when they ran into Terry and other Border Patrol agents. Four out of the five defendants are fugitives.
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