All About Arms Trafficking

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 19 JUN 2015

El Salvador's street gangs were reportedly involved in a criminal network that trafficked weapons into the country, a worrying sign of increased sophistication on the gangs' part.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 18 JUN 2015

Reported seizures of firearms in Colombia and Mexico far outstrip those of war-torn Iraq, according to a new United Nations report, a reflection of the huge demand for illicit weapons…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 20 MAY 2015

In March 2011, shortly before a group of El Salvador soldiers were linked to the seizure of 1,812 M-67 grenades, Honduran authorities dismantled a Mexican drug trafficking cell in possession…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 1 MAY 2015

Authorities in Colombia have arrested a group of soldiers accused of providing arms to the FARC, raising questions over both the sources of the guerrilla group's weapons and the extent…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 27 APR 2015

The number of firearms seized from criminal groups over the past ten years -- an average of 40 a day -- could equip a force equivalent to Mexico's Navy and…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 20 APR 2015

Uruguay authorities are investigating police accused of trafficking some 300 weapons to Brazil, an indication that the most heavily armed country in South America -- in terms of per capita…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 25 MAR 2015

Recently released wiretap recordings shed light on how an arms trafficking ring within the Colombian military sold hundreds of weapons to criminal gangs.

ARGENTINA / 18 MAR 2015

Police in the Buenos Aires province of Argentina lose a firearm every 48 hours, according to a report from a government commission, further damaging the credibility of a police force…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 12 MAR 2015

Weapons seizure figures from Brazil suggest Rio de Janeiro's criminals are seeking out ever more powerful guns, underlining the reasons behind the city's launch of a new anti-arms trafficking intelligence…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 18 FEB 2015

Seizures of munitions trafficked through Mexico City airport grew nearly 600 percent in two years, according to new data that highlights the airport's role in a crime more commonly associated…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 11 FEB 2015

Costa Rican authorities have conducted a series of raid against what they believe is an international arms trafficking ring with links to Mexico, Colombia and Panama.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 22 JAN 2015

A new study suggests the number of guns trafficked from the United States to Mexico is higher than previously believed, underscoring the uncertainty that surrounds the cross-border weapons trade, as…

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