All About Arms Trafficking

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 11 MAR 2011

The mayor and the police chief of Columbus, New Mexico, were arrested Thursday along with nine others for alleged participation in an arms-trafficking ring that smuggled weapons to Mexico. Vega…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 10 MAR 2011

Mexican legislators joined the chorus of furious lawmakers on both sides of the border, who are asking authorities why U.S. federal agents watched while assault weapons were trafficked to Mexico…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 7 MAR 2011

Last Wednesday Ecuador dismantled a weapons factory in Quito allegedly supplying arms to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia - FARC). Evidence is still scant,…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 2 MAR 2011

Monday's arrest of three men in Texas for trafficking guns, one of which was apparently used in the attack which killed U.S. agent Jaime Zapata in mid-February, raises several key…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 1 MAR 2011

The black market for firearms in Bogota made profits of approximately $4.9 million between 2009 and 2010, according to city officials. InSight has developed a map showing that many of…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 28 FEB 2011

Retailers in the U.S. are a major source of weapons for Mexican drug trafficking organizations, but many of their armaments are from military sources.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 25 FEB 2011

The internal divisions caused by the recent death of a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the hands of suspected Mexican criminal gang members using U.S.-bought assault rifles are…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 22 FEB 2011

As Mexico’s drug war heats up, local police officers often find themselves outgunned by drug gangs, many of which have purchased combat arms at U.S. gun shops and shows, or…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 21 FEB 2011

According to testimony given before United States Congress, the Border Patrol says that just fifteen percent of the U.S.-Mexico border is under tight control. The bulked-up security measures along the southwest…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 9 FEB 2011

Members of the Peruvian armed forces continue to sell weapons to Colombian guerrillas, a Peruvian congressman told press, again turning the spotlight on a well worn arms trafficking…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 9 FEB 2011

In videos released by the New York City mayor's office, hidden cameras recorded how easy it is to buy guns from unlicensed dealers at a recent Arizona gun show. The…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 8 FEB 2011

Global Financial Integrity, a branch of the Washington, D.C.-based Center for International Policy, released a new report today entitled "Transnational Crime in the Developing…

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