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Experts suggest Mexican weapons-bust press conference may have been staged event.

Mexican federal police commander Gen. Rodolfo Cruz Lopez described a weapon seized last month (april/13/09) from one of the nations deadly drug cartels as a .50 caliber anti-aircraft gun that fires 6-inch armor-piercing bullets at the rate of 800 rounds per minute.

The mainstream media coverage on both sides of the border trumpeted the capture of this Rambo-style machine gun as evidence of the increasing danger the drug-trafficking organizations pose to civil society.

A report on the seized anti-aircraft weapon by the Associated Press noted that assailants have fired on government aircraft performing anti-drug missions in Mexico in the past, but apparently never with the caliber of weapon found Monday [April 13 in northern Mexico].

But there is just one problem with this narrative. According to U.S. law enforcers, specifically the ATF, the captured weapon is not what it appea

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Added: May-14-2009 Occurred On: May-14-2009
By: leadfoot072
Tags: weapons, browning 50 cal, mexico, sonora, drug cartel, staged
Location: Santa Ana, Sonora, Mexico (load item map)
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