Arrests of Illegal Gun Sellers in China in 2011

In 2011, authorities in China broke up 69 arms trafficking rings that were operating within the country. 19 cases involved the smuggling of fully assembled guns, while the remaining cases involved ammunition and gun parts.

Many arms traffickers in China use the Internet to move their product. In a three month campaign, Chinese law enforcement monitored webpages, blogs and online forums that eventually led to the seizure of 2,000 firearms and 32,000 bullets.

Source:  “Chinese smugglers use internet for trafficking arms,” Times of India, April 5, 2012.