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Saturday, January 29, 2022

Former Head of Federal Police Arrested For the Fast and Furious Case After Killing Woman in an Unrelated Road Incident

The following is a direct translation of an article written by journalist Karina Suarez for El País newspaper that was published on January 28, 2022. 

Federal authorities have arrested this Thursday the former commissioner of the Federal Police, Facundo Rosas, for the plot of arms trafficking in the Fast and Furious case. 

The arrest warrant against the former official during the PAN government Felipe Calderón was executed by members of the Secretary of the Navy and the Attorney General's Office after this morning the former police commando ran over a woman with his car, causing her death in the Álvaro mayor's office Obregon in Mexico City. 

Hours later, the detainee boarded a plane to a prison in Hermosillo, Sonora because the arrest warrant was released by a judge in that state. Rosas, 56, was one of the closest collaborators of Genaro García Luna, who is now in prison in the United States for drug trafficking.

Facundo Rosas after the road incident. Photo Source: Carlos Jiménez

The accident that led to the arrest of Rosas was recorded this morning at the intersection of Insurgentes Sur Avenue and Eje 10 Sur Río de la Magdalena. He was driving a white luxury truck and after the incident he admitted to the road agents that he did not notice the woman's presence and ran over her with her car. 

Warning: Graphic footage. Woman is seen being hit by a vehicle.  

Video Source: Mario Andrés Landeros

In the images that circulate on social networks about the accident, it can be seen how the victim was tossed a few meters after being hit by the former commissioner's vehicle. Paramedics who attended the scene confirmed the woman's death due to head trauma.

Photo Source: Foro TV

After the incident, Rosas was transferred to the agent of the Public Ministry, in order to determine responsibilities. There the authorities realized that he had an arrest warrant against him for the case of arms trafficking in the Fast and Furious case. After he was arrested for the crime of manslaughter, Rosas was transferred to the Specialized Prosecutor's Office for Organized Crime (FEMDO).

Photo of Facundo Rosas, after being arrested, on board a plane headed for Sonora while in handcuffs. Photo Credit: Milenio

Others With an Arrest Warrant for Fast & Furious 

Earlier this year, a federal judge ordered his arrest for his involvement in the Fast and Furious case. His arrest warrant was just one of a total of seven that were ordered; all former government officials and drug lords who are related to the controversial operation of illegal arms trafficking from the United States to Mexico. 

Among those mentioned are Genaro García Luna, Secretary of Public Security during the Government of Felipe Calderón (2006-2012); Luis Cárdenas Palomino, Intelligence Coordinator of the Federal Police during the same period; and the former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán.

El Chapo is in a maximum security prison in Colorado (USA) serving a life sentence for drug trafficking; García Luna is awaiting trial in New York for his complicity with the drug cartels; Cárdenas Palomino was arrested in July 2021 and sent to the Altiplano prison, in Almoloya de Juárez, accused of torture in the Florence Cassez case.

Background on Fast & Furious 

The Fast and Furious operation occurred between 2009 and 2011 when the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) – with the permission of the Obama Administration, but without notifying Congress – allowed the departure of 2,500 weapons illegal to Mexico. The plan, which sought to trace the activities of the drug cartels through weapons, failed and the trace of the weapons was lost. In February 2011, one of them killed US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent Jaime Zapata in an attack in San Luis Potosí.

The Prosecutor's Office has indicated that the then officials knew of this "absolutely illegal and inadmissible" operation and that Guzmán Loera was the leader of the main organization that received the weapons. 

"It was established that these weapons were not only illegally introduced into the country, but that they have also been used in various criminal acts, which have already been investigated and prosecuted in Mexico," explains the Prosecutor's Office in a statement. 

Some images by HEARST.


  1. Arrest Barak Obama for operation "Fast and Furious" he armed the Cartel with military weapons.

  2. Why do people shoes always fall of when hit by a car?

    1. My theory is that being rooted to concrete, the shoe soles offer resistance while the body offers no resistance and is thus launched out of the shoes.

    2. "Should have had Dr. SCHOLLS" Thqt would be one hell of a marketing campaign!

  3. If the U.S. is so righteous how they always try to make themselves out to be, then how did they let this go down. Not only did they let this go down illegally,breaking laws and protocols, they haven't even tried to prosecute anyone for it. Talk about double standard. They have no moral leg to stand on in my eyes. They knew people would get killed with those weapons whether they were tracked or not and the still did it. What hypocrites.

    1. Because the US government officials involved have immunity. All angles are covered.
      National security reasons.

  4. U.S loves blaming and arresting mexicans..
    fast and furious is a U.S operation involving U.S government officials but instead of arresting them they look to mexio to see who they csn put the blame on..

    Just blame it on the mMxicans, America falls for that trick over and over again..
    WEAK A$$ Mexican government just sits back snd takes it.. lol

    America has a Meth and Fentanyl problem that comes from china but they keep blaming and ARRESTING Mexicans while the CHINESE keep flooding America lol
    The system that is in place will NEVER solve the REAL problem..
    DEA needs to go to China and arrest Drug dealers for transporting drugs that make it to the U.S..
    oh, i forgot DEA arent alowed in that country.. lol

    1. Blind as a bat.
      Weak azz Mexician government, of course you horse. They have an enpt Obrador, that does nada but jokes.


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