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  • Agent Newell, who headed the Phoenix, Ariz., office from which the scheme's operations were directed, contradicted that claim when he testified on Capitol Hill in July.

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  • "It was not the purpose of the investigation to permit the transportation of firearms into Mexico," Mr. Newell added. "To the best of my knowledge, none of the suspects in this case was ever witnessed by our agents crossing the border with firearms."

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