AK-47 Trafficking into Central Nigeria

Over the span of 10 years, thousands of people have been killed due to religious and ethnic violence in the Central Nigerian region known as the Middle Belt. Contributing to the violence is an estimated 5,000 firearms that were illegally trafficked into the area. Out of those illicit arms, about 3,500 are AK-47s that were… Continue reading AK-47 Trafficking into Central Nigeria

Private Security Companies in Honduras

There are over 700 legitimate private security companies in Honduras that are staffed with over 70,000 security guards.  In comparison, there are 16,00 police officers and 14,000 army soldiers in the country. There are around 300 illegal security companies operating in the country. Government security officials claim that organized crime groups create security companies in… Continue reading Private Security Companies in Honduras

Number of Drug Trafficking Organizations in Oregon

Law enforcement officials in the US State of Oregon have identified at least 69 drug trafficking organizations operating in the state. In 2011, police were able to seized $4 Million in drug proceeds from the traffickers. Between 2005 and 2012, security officials in Mexico traced 800 guns that were found and used in Mexico back… Continue reading Number of Drug Trafficking Organizations in Oregon

Arms Trafficking in Canada of US Purchased Guns

Between 2006 and 2012, the Canadian Border Services Agency seized over 65,000 illegal weapons along the border with the United States. Firearms made up approximately one third of all illegal weapons seized at the border. Security experts believe that most guns entering Canada are able to pass through the border with ease. The CBC reported… Continue reading Arms Trafficking in Canada of US Purchased Guns

Number of Guns in Croatia

There are an estimated 597,458 unlawfully held guns in circulation in Croatia. In relations to the population, there are 13.29 illicit firearms per 100 people in Croatia. (More arms trafficking statistics.) Source:  “Croatia — Gun Facts, Figures and the Law,” GunPolicy.org, Accessed: May 31, 2013.

Guns in Mexico and Central America

A report released by the Collective Security Analysis for Democracy stated that there were 2.8 million unregistered firearms in Central America, and an additional 15 million unregistered guns in Mexico. According to the study, the majority of these guns are used by organized crime gangs and drug trafficking cartels to carry out their illicit activities.… Continue reading Guns in Mexico and Central America

Money Laundering in Colombia

Financial experts estimate that up to $17 Billion of money from drug trafficking, arms trafficking and human trafficking in Colombia is laundered each year. The amount of money laundering that takes place in Colombia is over 5 percent of the country’s GDP. Out of the total amount laundered in the country, an estimated $8.8 Billion… Continue reading Money Laundering in Colombia

Grenades for Sale in Mexico

M67 grenades that were supplied to Central America during the cold war has ended up in the hands of Mexican drug cartels. Agents with the United States Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearm and Explosives (ATF) have traced grenades from the United States that were originally sent to Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. Between 1980 and 1993,… Continue reading Grenades for Sale in Mexico

Guns for Sale in Canada

An investigation by the Toronto Star reported on how guns are purchased in the United States and trafficked into Canada. The report stated that a gun would first be purchased in the United States for $150. The gun would then be smuggled across the border and sold in the City of Windsor for $800 to… Continue reading Guns for Sale in Canada

Guns for Sale in the Philippines

There are an estimated 600,000 unlicensed guns and firearms in circulation in the Philippines. The number of legally bought guns for sale in the country and officially registered was 1.2 million guns in 2012. One unlicensed seller was quoted by the media as that he had a .22 caliber Magnum Black Widow gun for sale that… Continue reading Guns for Sale in the Philippines