All About Arms Trafficking

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 1 AUG 2011

Authorities seized a stash of Chinese weapons, thought to belong to the leaders of the Rastrojos gang, from a vehicle in the south Colombia city of Cali.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 30 JUL 2011

Customs authorities at the border crossing from the Texas into Mexico, at Ciudad Juarez, found some 3,500 cartridges of ammunition concealed on a bus.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 27 JUL 2011

Guns that were sold to suspected cartel middlemen under the U.S. government's "Fast and Furious" anti-arms trafficking scheme ended up in the hands of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, according to a…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 21 JUL 2011

A court case involving one of Colombia's most powerful drug traffickers sheds light on how cocaine flowed to Central America in exchange for arms in the heyday of the AUC…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 19 JUL 2011

Brazil's government is considering changing the law so that contraband seized on the borders need not be stored by the state for the duration of court cases against alleged traffickers.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 19 JUL 2011

Congress investigators have given the FBI and DEA until July 25 to produce documents relating to a much-criticized anti-arms trafficking scheme, known as "Operation Fast and Furious."…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 18 JUL 2011

A former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) official has said that Mexican drug gang the Zetas buys weapons in Dallas and flies them to El Paso, before taking them over the…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 15 JUL 2011

Brazil’s Federal Police say that arms traffickers are using new routes to get weapons into the country, with entry through sea ports now just as important as land routes.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 13 JUL 2011

The U.S. Justice Department has announced plans to cut arms trafficking into Mexico by monitoring the sale of assault rifles in border states, in the wake of a scandal over…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 7 JUL 2011

A recently captured Zetas leader has claimed that the group obtains all of its arms from the United States, but while the announcement is sure to fuel the debate over…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 27 JUN 2011

El Salvador’s defense minister said that six soldiers recently charged with the attempted robbery of more than a thousand hand grenades intended to sell the weapons to…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 16 JUN 2011

U.S. officials said that illegal tunnels running under the border with Mexico are becoming increasingly common and sophisticated.

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