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Bill Newell, special agent in charge of the ATF Phoenix, speaks Tuesday behind a cache of seized weapons in Phoenix. A grand jury indicted more than 30 persons on firearms charges for participating in a ring that bought hundreds of guns that were to be smuggled into Mexico for use by a drug cartel. (Associated Press)
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Bill Newell, special agent in charge of the ATF Phoenix, speaks Tuesday behind a cache of seized weapons in Phoenix. A grand jury indicted more than 30 persons on firearms charges for participating in a ring that bought hundreds of guns that were to be smuggled into Mexico for use by a drug cartel. (Associated Press)

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