Review of Investigations of the Osorio and Barba Firearms Trafficking Rings [Redacted]   [open pdf - 22MB]

From the Executive Summary: "In this review the OIG examined information that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Department of Justice (DOJ) obtained about the traffickers of two firearms that were used in an attack on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in Mexico that resulted in the death of one agent and the serious injury of another. We focused our review on whether ATF agents improperly failed to seize firearms destined for Mexico, or to timely investigate and arrest subjects who were involved in the trafficking of such firearms. With the exception below, we did not find a general failure to seize firearms where there was a legal basis and opportunity to do so, though we did find consistent with our prior reviews that DEA still needs to improve its policies to ensure appropriate coordination with ATF in drug investigations where firearms trafficking may be involved."

Report Number:
Oversight and Review Division 17-01
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