Weapons seized during the arrest of drug lord El Chapo earlier this month reportedly included a high-powered rifle that was part of the Obama administration's botched U.S. to Mexico "gun walking" operation called Fast and Furious.
The Obama administration's failed tracking initiative purposely allowed about 2,000 weapons from Phoenix area gun dealers to fall into the hands of drug cartels and has been linked to the murders of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry (and also possibly ICE Agent Jaime Zapata) as well as hundreds of Mexican citizens, including beauty queen Maria Susana Flores Gamez.
Obama administration foes have argued that Fast and Furious was an attempt to justify the advancement of the government's gun control agenda.
In 2012, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to hold then-Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over necessary records to lawmakers who were probing the Fast and Furious scandal.
The weapon in question found at El Chapo's heavily guarded Los Mochis hideout is a.50 caliber rifle "that can stop a car or, as it was intended, take down a helicopter," Fox News reported.