Author Topic: Second suspect facing charges in border agent Terry’s death, after extradition  (Read 142 times)

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A second suspect will face U.S. charges in the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, after he was extradited on Tuesday from Mexico.

The FBI escorted Jesus Leonel Sanchez Meza late Tuesday night on a flight from Mexico. His murder arraignment is scheduled Wednesday afternoon in federal court in Tucson, Ariz.

Meza, who goes by several aliases, is one of five Mexican drug cartel gunmen who opened fire on Terry and three other Border Patrol agents in December 2010.

The suspect belonged to a "rip crew" that had terrorized the area south of Tucson for about a year. The bandits were armed with two AK-47-style assault rifles purchased through the government's Operation Fast and Furious, a botched investigation that encouraged U.S. gun dealers to illegally sell some 2,000 weapons to the Sinaloa drug cartel.

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