Arms Trafficking

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 07:17
The CIA was spying on arms shipments from Libya to Syrian rebels at the time of the 2012 attack on its Benghazi facility, according to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. But a controversial Committee report asserts the CIA did not make “unauthorized” arms shipments to the Syrian rebels, further confusing what the two dozen officers and contractors were doing at the Libyan port city.
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 06:31
Bolivian police have intercepted a shipment of machine guns and other weapons they say were being sent from the United States to Brazil.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 11:44

The United States Department of Defense is pursuing a new strategy for the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program of government-to-government arms sales. According to a Defense Department news release, an October 1 strategy document is “aimed at making the foreign military sales (FMS) process more responsive to allied nations’ needs by creating teams that will work closely with regional partners.” One notable aspect of this initiative might weaken provisions in existing law that ban purchasing countries’ exportation of military equipment to third countries.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 06:05
South African authorities have confiscated yet another US$5.7 million arms money from Nigeria, nearly three weeks after seizing $9.3 million in cash transported by two Nigerians and an Israeli for arms purchase, South Africa-based City Express reported Monday.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 07:26
La Procuraduría General de la República (PGR) ha desmantelado una red de tráfico de armas que operaba entre Estados Unidos y México, en una operación desarrollada en el estado mexicano de Sonora, que se ha saldado con la detención del líder de la banda y de otros dos delincuentes.
Monday, September 8, 2014 - 06:17
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and his Chadian counterpart, Idris Deby Itno, will meet this week to discuss how to tackle insurgency and arms smuggling across their borders, a statement said Sunday.
Friday, August 29, 2014 - 08:11
Según el reporte de las autoridades, la captura se efectuó en el barrio Carlos Holguín, en el municipio de Roldanillo (Valle del Cauca) desde donde manejaba su centro de operaciones.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 07:14
On June 7, a Hong Kong-based cargo ship called the Feng Huang Song docked in the port of Mombasa, Kenya. On board were $38 million worth of arms produced by China's state-owned weapons manufacturer, NORINCO — thousands of assault rifles, grenade launchers, anti-tank RPG rounds, and many millions of bullets. On June 10, Mombasa dockworkers began unloading the cargo and preparing it for overland travel to its final destination: South Sudan.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 07:21
El Juzgado Segundo Penal del Circuito Especializado de Medellín sentenció a cuatro suboficiales del Ejército, un civil, un soldado profesional y un exagente de la policía a siete años de prisión por cooperar con una banda que se dedicaba a la venta de armamento y municiones a miembros de bandas criminales de Córdoba y Urabá, así como a integrantes de la guerrilla.

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