First convictions from Fast and Furious gun probe.

Image: AP Two men pleaded guilty to buying guns that…

Image: AP

Two men pleaded guilty to buying guns that were destined to be smuggled into Mexico, the first convictions in the federal government’s botched Operation Fast and Furious.

The men were so-called “straw buyers” who acknowledged purchasing guns that they knew were headed to Mexican drug gangs.

Jacob Wayne Chambers and Jacob Anthony Montelongo each pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to a conspiracy charge. Montelongo also pleaded guilty to dealing guns without a license.

The pair admitted being part of a 20-person smuggling ring that is accused of running guns into Mexico for use by the Sinaloa drug cartel.

Source: The Associated Press

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