The Mexican government is asking US officials for information on a secret
operation to arrest top drug cartel members that included smuggling weapons
from the US across the southern border.
The operation, called "Fast and Furious" was set up to follow the path of
the weapons that were sent from the U.S. into Mexico.
Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it has requested "detailed
information on this case."
U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) led the
operation, allowing weapons to cross the border, said CBS news, which originally broke the story.
Since December 2006, nearly 35,000 people have been killed in drug related
violence in Mexico. Those numbers may be much higher say law enforcement
officials, who contend that many deaths go unreported.