DOJ regutes gun sale claim; Gun smuggling bust in Douglas

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Department of Justice is refuting claims federal firearms agents approved the sale of two guns used in the December shootout that killed Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.

In a letter to federal prosecutors Iowa U.S. Senator Charles Grassley claims he has info that partially corroborates the claim.

Terry died during a December 14 firefight with suspected drug smugglers near Nogales.

And a weapons smuggling bust for Border Patrol agents in Douglas who seized three assault rifles hidden under the hood of a Chevy pickup.

The driver was a 26-year-old woman from Safford.

She was turned over to immigration and customs enforcement, no word yet on charges.