Arms Trafficking

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 07:56
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.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 09:11
The German cabinet gave the green light on Wednesday to send up to 650 troops to join a new NATO mission to combat arms smuggling by the Islamic State militant group in the Mediterranean Sea.
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 07:49
Brazilian prosecutors said on Tuesday they had charged Forjas Taurus SA, Latin America's largest gun maker, in May for dealing with a known Yemeni arms trafficker in violation of international sanctions, prompting the company's shares to plunge.
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 06:56
More than a dozen U.S. lawmakers have written to President Barack Obama to urge a UN-imposed arms embargo on South Sudan following heavy fighting in its capital last month.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Eastern European countries have approved the discreet sale of more than $1bn of weapons in the past four years to Middle Eastern countries that are known to ship arms to Syria, an investigation has found. Thousands of assault rifles such as AK-47s, mortar shells, rocket launchers, anti-tank weapons and heavy machine guns are being routed through a new arms pipeline from the Balkans to the Arabian peninsula and countries bordering Syria.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
On Feb. 12 last year, the same day that a ceasefire ended the worst of the fighting in eastern Ukraine between rebels and government forces, a former rebel fighter seized a chance to turn his inside knowledge of the conflict into hard cash.
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 06:43
British defence officials are considering basing military trainers in Libya and sending another warship to the Mediterranean after the EU agreed to boost an anti-people smuggling operation and enforce a UN arms embargo.
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 06:22
Weapons shipped into Jordan by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia intended for Syrian rebels have been systematically stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, according to American and Jordanian officials.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 06:47
The U.N. Security Council moved Tuesday to make it harder for the Islamic State and Libya’s other armed groups to illegally obtain weapons, with the world body authorizing the interdiction of ships on international waters suspected of smuggling weapons into and out of the North African nation.
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 07:06
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 market weapons don't just come from north of the border.

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