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Feds missed chances to arrest suspected arms smuggler, report says
Feds missed chances to arrest suspected arms smuggler, report says

Federal agents on the Southwestern border missed several chances to arrest a suspected arms smuggler providing weapons to Mexican drug cartels, a Department of Justice investigation has concluded. The report, released Thursday by the Justice Department’s inspector general, finds “a pattern of serious failures and inadequate consideration of the public safety” that allowed suspected smuggler Jean Baptiste Kingery to cross the border with thousands of grenade parts and other weapons purchased in the U.S. and bound for the Mexican cartels. The report also criticizes the Justice Department to failing to cooperate with other law enforcement agencies and resisting the...

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