All About Arms Trafficking

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 28 JAN 2016

High ranking members of the Dominican Republic security forces have been arrested for arms trafficking in a case that reveals how corrupt networks of officials allegedly use US gun suppliers…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 21 JAN 2016

Amid ongoing concerns about gun violence in the United States and Mexico, a new report highlights several bureaucratic obstacles hampering US efforts to stem the flow of illicit arms to…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 8 JAN 2016

Recent legal actions against former military officials in El Salvador and Guatemala illustrate how the shadowy military networks currently operating in these countries have their roots in criminal rings that…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 19 OCT 2015

An officer in El Salvador’s army has been arrested for selling firearms to an alleged gang member, highlighting how the country’s military is fueling a widespread illegal market for weapons.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 16 OCT 2015

A recent report reveals 60 percent of all confiscated weapons in Mexico are seized in the three states of Tamaulipas, Guerrero, and Jalisco, with 7 out of 10 weapons confiscated…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 29 SEP 2015

The demand for illicit weapons in El Salvador has surged to such an extent that it has impacted the black market in neighboring Guatemala. Raul Mijango, perhaps the last supporter…

ARGENTINA / 21 SEP 2015

Footage shot using a hidden camera sheds light on the dynamics of the Southern Cone’s illicit arms trade, showing how easy it is to purchase weapons at the tri-border area,…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 15 SEP 2015

A new report says the majority of firearms trafficked into Mexico may not be manufactured in the United States, highlighting the need for the US government to close a loophole…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 9 SEP 2015

Authorities in El Salvador have arrested a former colonel after a house raid turned up a stockpile of weapons, highlighting ongoing military involvement in arms trafficking.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 8 SEP 2015

Authorities say increasingly modified and modernized handmade firearms have surfaced in Honduras, but the real problem remains the prevalence of illegal manufactured weapons throughout the country.

ARGENTINA / 14 AUG 2015

Japanese crime families operate throughout much of the island nation. But some mobsters have transplanted to Latin American nations like Argentina, where they continue to carry out the criminal…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 14 JUL 2015

An ammunition heist from an Air Force base in Uruguay points to corruption in the country’s security forces, and further indicates that the generally peaceful country serves as a prominent…

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Collaborating on Citizen Security Initiatives

8 JUN 2021

Co-director Steven Dudley worked with Chemonics, a DC-based development firm, to analyze the organization’s citizen security programs in Mexico.

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InSight Crime Deepens Its Connections with Universities

31 MAY 2021

A partnership with the University for Peace will complement InSight Crime’s research methodology and expertise on Costa Rica.

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With Support from USAID, InSight Crime Will Investigate Organized Crime in Haiti

31 MAY 2021

The project will seek to map out Haiti's principal criminal economies, profile the specific groups and actors, and detail their links to elements of the state.

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InSight Crime Events - Border Crime: The Northern Triangle and Tri-Border Area

ARGENTINA / 25 JAN 2021

Through several rounds of extensive field investigations, our researchers have analyzed and mapped out the main illicit economies and criminal groups present in 39 border departments spread across the six countries of study – the Northern Triangle trio of Guatemala, Honduras, and El…