The Associated Press reported that one of the players in the smuggling ring tied to the ATF's Operation Fast and Furious was given a new sentencing date of Dec. 12 by the federal judge presiding in his case. Alredo Celis,� accused of buying 130 weapons under false pretenses, was indicted along with Manuel Fabian Celis-Acosta, Jaime Avila Jr., and others, shortly after the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in the Arizona desert. Celis-Acosta was arrested in El Paso.
According to a statement by Customs and Border Protection, another Border Patrol agent, Nicholas J. Ivie, was killed early Oct.2, and a second unidentified Border Patrol agent was wounded, in an attack near Bisbee, Arizona, the same general area in which Terry was mortally wounded in 2009. Officials said Ivie and two other agents were part of a mounted patrol that responded to a sensor alert. Officials said they were ambushed. No details on how Ivie and the second agent were injured were released.