All About Arms Trafficking

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 21 NOV 2011

Contralinea magazine details the routes by which guns are trafficked into Mexico, including the flow of arms from the U.S. directly to Guatemala, and then over Mexico's southern border.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 18 NOV 2011

El Salvador's government has seized an average of 12 weapons per day so far in 2011, according to officials.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 11 NOV 2011

U.S. President Barack Obama said his administration has no plans to implement new controls on arms sales, despite acknowledging the severity of the problem of illegal arms trafficking and…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 11 NOV 2011

The 2011 Ibero-American Summit, held in Asuncion, Paraguay in October, was criticized for its failures, but leaders used the platform to call attention to the global arms trade and…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 10 NOV 2011

El Heraldo newspaper is questioning the Honduran authorities about the disappearance of thousands of guns from government warehouses, amid fears they may have ended up on the black market.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 8 NOV 2011

Viktor Bout was convicted of conspiracy to sell weapons to Colombian rebel group the FARC after a DEA sting operation -- but why did the seasoned arms dealer believe…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 31 OCT 2011

Hundreds of weapons and a large stockpile of ammunition have disappeared from a police warehouse in Honduras, according a report by El Heraldo.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 26 OCT 2011

The amount of ammunition that Mexican police have seized in Tijuana has more than doubled since 2008, an official testified during a California Senate hearing.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 20 OCT 2011

Brazil's Federal Police discovered a cache of military-grade weapons buried on the outskirts of an indigenous Amazon village on the border with Peru and Colombia, and arrested two Colombians on…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 18 OCT 2011

William J. Krouse, a specialist in domestic security and crime policy, provides a historical and current assessment of gun control legislation in the United States. The report includes relevant statistics…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 12 OCT 2011

A surge in the amount of ammunition seized at the Arizona-Mexico border suggests that traffickers may have found the perfect state to buy and smuggle bullets in bulk.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 27 SEP 2011

General Charles Jacoby, the new head of U.S. military's Northern Command, stressed the need for closer cooperation between U.S. and Mexico in the fight against transnational organized crime.

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