Family of U.S. agent slain in Mexico demands to know gun source.

Jaime Zapata, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, was…

Jaime Zapata, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, was shot to death in Mexico. Family members are demanding to know whether the weapons used were bought in the U.S. under the now-defunct Fast and Furious operation. (Image: U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement)

Five months after U.S. immigration agent Jaime Zapata was shot to death by a Mexican drug cartel, his family is demanding to know whether the weapons were purchased in the United States and smuggled into Mexico under the now-defunct Fast and Furious operation.

The family complains that U.S. authorities in Washington and Texas have refused to answer crucial questions about the Feb. 15 ambush on a four-lane highway in northern Mexico.

“What happened with Jaime needs to come out,” the family’s lawyer, Raymond L. Thomas of McAllen, Texas, said in a telephone interview Sunday. “And the likelihood that these were Fast and Furious guns is certainly plausible.”

Source: Richard A Serrano for the L.A. Times.

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