Updated: Saturday, 27 Aug 2011, 12:54 PM MDT
Published : Saturday, 27 Aug 2011, 12:53 PM MDT
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The Columbus gun smuggling case might be linked to a national case.
The mayor, police chief and a trustee have all pled guilty to running guns to the Juarez drug cartel "La Linea".
At a hearing for police Chief Angelo Vega on Thursday, it was revealed that six of those weapons may be connected to "Operation Fast and Furious".
‘Operation Fast and Furious’ is an ATF program that allowed thousands of guns to cross into Mexico so that federal agents could track them.
Now "Fast and Furious" is under investigation, because officials lost track of more than a third of the guns, many of which were linked to shootings.