New details in Fast & Furious

Published: Apr. 20, 2012 at 1:35 AM MST|Updated: Apr. 27, 2012 at 1:35 AM MST
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Congress has learned the most wanted man in the Fast and Furious investigation, Manuel Acosta, was allowed to traffic thousands of guns to Mexico.

Only after the death of Border Agent Brian Terry south of Tucson was Acosta's operation shut down.

He was arrested and released at least three times during the operation.

That's why congressional investigators suspect the justice department is unwilling to talk about Acosta's possible role as an informant.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz said, "We could have taken him in and prosecuted him anything. It's either total incompetence or maybe it's something a bit more coordinated that the Department of Justice is not willing yet to talk about."

"Somebody back in Washington was making terrible disastrous calls on this…and it's lead to the death of a lot of people," Chaffetz said.

Guns used by Acosta in two of these deadly incidents were both traced to Fast and Furious.

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