All About Arms Trafficking

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 4 APR 2017

A new report from a US government watchdog has found that multiple agencies were at fault in a series of 2010 investigations of Texas arms traffickers, whose contraband was subsequently…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 31 MAR 2017

The street gang MS13 is reportedly selling weapons in El Salvador's capital, a sign that the gang might be seeking new revenue streams.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 16 MAR 2017

The government of Jamaica has announced a rise in seizures of illegal weapons as part of a long-running gun control initiative, however a more coordinated response to violence and insecurity…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 23 FEB 2017

US prosecutors have indicted five citizens of Venezuela in connection with a case involving a Miami arms trafficking network that illustrates the Florida city's importance for gun runners sending…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 28 NOV 2016

More than four guns were stolen every day in El Salvador over the last six years, according to a new report that highlights one of the sources of black market…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 15 NOV 2016

Honduran officials say seizures of illegal firearms at border checkpoints are increasing rapidly, as the market for millions of illegal firearms continues to grow and fuel violence in the Central…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 21 SEP 2016

A series of recent raids and reports highlights the thriving arms trade throughout Latin America, which serves to both profit illicit groups and to facilitate criminal violence in the region.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 12 SEP 2016

The government of El Salvador's militarized campaign against the country's street gangs has been met by an increasingly heavily armed reaction. El Faro's investigation indicates that the gangs' growing use…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 23 AUG 2016

Mexico's foreign minister has blamed lax US gun control laws for the flood of illegal weapons into the country, in an unusually frank assessment of the impact of US domestic…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 27 JUL 2016

Firearms are reportedly used in more than 80 percent of all homicides in Honduras, almost double the global average, an epidemic fueled in large part by the ease with which…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 7 JUN 2016

Nearly 13,000 guns have been lost or stolen from Mexico’s public security agencies over the last ten years, according to a recent report, a telling reminder that the country's black…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 6 JUN 2016

The security situation continues to erode in Trinidad and Tobago as the island nation struggles to combat organized crime fueled by the drug trade and deterioration in nearby Venezuela is…

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