Arms Trafficking

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 10:17
With bulldozers and dynamite, the Egyptian Army on Wednesday began demolishing hundreds of houses, displacing thousands of people, along the border with Gaza in a panicked effort to establish a buffer zone that officials hope will stop the influx of militants and weapons across the frontier.
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 06:06
International security collaboration in the Sahel-Saharan region is shutting down terror transit corridors.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 07:51

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.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 05:31
Investigators have accused an advisor to Somalia’s President of involvement in the unauthorised diversion of government weapons to Islamist militants with ties to al-Qaeda, according to a confidential new report.
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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