In April, 2012, Phoenix Drug Enforcement Agents discovered a cache of drugs and weapons during a truck stop. Four of the five men arrested have been listed as ‘undocumented immigrants’ and the fifth was in the United States with a non-immigrant visa. At least 59 weapons were confiscated during the bust.
One local channel put a team to work investigating the weapons. ABC15 investigators found at least 43 of the guns can be directly linked (through serial match) to the Fast and Furious gun running case.
According to the testimony of three Phoenix AFT agents as many as 2,500 weapons were sold to criminals with many crossing the border into Mexico. It is estimated a few hundred weapons have been recovered leaving thousands still at large.