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ARMS TRAFFICKING / 3 FEB 2011

This report was published April 2009 by the national non-profit educational organization Violence Policy Center. From the report's executive summary:  This report, based on indictments and criminal information filed in…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 2 FEB 2011

It took the death of one its own agents to get the United States Government to begin an inquiry into why federal authorities often watch while guns, purchased by what…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 2 FEB 2011

(With permission from the Center for Public Integrity.) Camron Scott Galloway, 21, walked into X Caliber Guns in Phoenix, Ariz., on Jan. 30, 2008, and filled out forms…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 2 FEB 2011

(With permission from the Investigative Reporting Workshop.) Armed with assault rifles and hand grenades, Arturo Beltran Leyva, head of one of the most ruthless drug cartels in…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 2 FEB 2011

When war broke out between the Beltran Leyva Organization (BLO) and the Sinaloa Cartel in 2008, it was the bloody culmination of the unraveling of the Federation, the most powerful…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 2 FEB 2011

United States and Mexican authorities were on the heels of Arturo Beltran Leyva, alias 'El Jefe de Jefes' (The Boss of Bosses), for nearly ten months before they finally surrounded…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 1 FEB 2011

On both sides of the border, Mexico's cartels have small teams that, among other assignments, procure weapons from different sources. However, according to law enforcement officials, it's unlikely, unnecessary and…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 1 FEB 2011

In the little over four years that Felipe Calderon has been president of Mexico, the Mexican government has registered 34,162 deaths due to organized criminal violence. It has also seized…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 27 JAN 2011

The United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) arrested 20 suspects on Tuesday in an operation the bureau said disrupted a gun trafficking ring responsible for sending hundreds…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 26 JAN 2011

This interim review, issued in September 2009 by the U.S. Justice Department, identifies problems within Project Gunrunner, an initiative by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) meant…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 26 JAN 2011

In this report by Vivian S. Chu and William J. Krouse for Congressional Research Services, issued September 21, 2009 by Congressional Research Service for members and committees of Congress ,…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 26 JAN 2011

In a study written by Colby Goodman and Michel Marizco in September 2010, for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Mexico Institute, at the University of San…

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