A few underlings were moved around, a few resigned, and one was sacked, but the people at the top remain unscathed and largely forgotten in this scandal. He was picked up at a ranch on the Sinaloa and Chihuahua state borders in Mexico.
The suspect, Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, is accused of carrying out, with other suspects, the killing of United States border patrol guard Brian Terry in December 2010.
Authorities arrested Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes in Mexico, federal officials announced this week.
According to the statement, the suspect is being held while extradition proceedings are pending. USA officials says they will seek his extradition. He was not present during the shooting but is accused of assembling the rip-off crew. Terry was struck in the back and died shortly afterward. This ends the search for the fifth and final member of that rip crew.
The family of a Border Patrol agent whose 2010 death exposed a bungled US gun-running operation says the arrest of a Mexican suspect in his killing is "fantastic news".
The weapons were supposed to be traced to high-ranking cartel figures, however, the DOJ lost track of thousands and bolstered the arsenals of criminal enterprises. What of other Obama administration scandals where Eric Holder or other federal employees stonewalled Congress? The furor resulted in the resignation of the head of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and underlined one of the signature failures of the Obama administration.
The agency ended up losing track of more than 1,400 of the 2,000 guns they allowed the criminals to buy.
These two failed attempts were followed by a third, organized by a top ATF agent and a US attorney.
Two other men, Ivan Soto-Barraza and Jesus Leonel Sanchez-Meza, were found guilty of Terry's murder in 2015, though it was still thought Osorio-Arellanes killed Terry.
It is unclear what, if any, relation there is between Manuel Osorio-Arellanes and Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, the man who appears to be Heraclio N.
Four members of that crew have been sentenced to jail in the U.S. and the last remaining one is believed to still be at large, said Kelly, who thanked Mexican authorities for arresting Osorio-Arellanes.