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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

March 3, 2011

www.atf.gov

FY-11-10

Contact: ATF Public Affairs Division

(202) 648-8500

ATF to Review Firearms Trafficking Strategy

WASHINGTON – The following statement is from Kenneth E. Melson, Acting Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives:

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will ask a multi-disciplinary panel of law enforcement professionals to review the bureau’s current firearms trafficking strategies employed by field division managers and special agents. This review will enable ATF to maximize its effectiveness when undertaking complex firearms trafficking investigations and prosecutions. It will support the goals of ATF to stem the illegal flow of firearms to Mexico and combat firearms trafficking in the United States.

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