This has been a long time coming.
It is one story, one atrocity, in a long list of unanswered calls for justice coming out of the wreckage that was the Obama presidency.
Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry was murdered in 2010 by a gun put in the hands of Mexican criminals by the Obama administration.
For seven long years, there has been no justice and no relief for the Terry family, but on Wednesday, there was a glimmer of hope, for the first time since Terry’s tragic end.
The Washington Examiner is reporting that a U.S.-Mexico law enforcement task force have tracked down and arrested the cartel member responsible for Brian Terry’s murder.
Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes was taken into custody at a ranch on the border of the Mexican states of Sinaloa and Chihuahua by Mexican police, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals and the Border Patrol Tactical Unit.
U.S. officials said they will seek Osorio-Arellanes’ extradition to the U.S., according to Fox News. Authorities had offered a $250,000 reward for information that led to the suspect’s arrest, though it’s unclear if his whereabouts were reported to law enforcement.
Good. Get him here and give him the harshest possible penalty for his crimes.
If there was anything resembling a purpose to Brian Terry’s death, it would be that it exposed the corrupt and bungling efforts of Obama’s ATF, and Eric Holder, head of the Justice Department, at that time.
Terry’s death revealed the Obama administration had conducted Operation Fast and Furious, a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) plot to sell guns to criminals in Phoenix, Ariz. The intent was to sell the weapons to non-U.S. drug cartel players and track the weapons.
However, ATF lost track of more than 1,400 of the 2,000 guns that were purchased and two of those lost weapons turned out to be the ones left at the scene.
Brian Terry died after crossing paths with the “rip crew” – five members of the Mexican cartel who had been combing a section of the border, looking for drug dealers to rob.
He’s not the only one to die, either.
Guns used in the ill-advised gun-walking operation have been connected to hundreds of deaths of Mexican citizens, at the hands of vicious cartel members.
Osirio-Arellanes’ arrest raises the number of those involved in the “rip crew” up to four, with one member still on the loose.
This arrest can’t bring Brian Terry back to his family, but may it give them some measure of peace that has alluded them for the past seven years.