Tuesday, June 14, 2011

70% of Arms Seized in Mexico Come from US, Report Says

70% of Arms Seized in Mexico Come from US, Report Says... Of the 29,284 firearms recovered by authorities in Mexico in 2009 and 2010, 20,504 came from the U.S., according to figures provided to the senators by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Most of those weapons — 15,131 — were U.S. made, while another 5,373 were of foreign manufacture but had moved through the U.S. into Mexico. The ATF said the remainder of the weapons total — 8,780 arms — were of "undetermined origin due to insufficient information provided." (Look no further than project "gunrunner" to see what the government is up to)


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  1. ‎2/10/11....Mexico's Gun Supply and the 90 Percent Myth

    -- The Black Market. Mexico is a virtual arms bazaar, with fragmentation grenades from South Korea, AK-47s ...from China, and shoulder-fired rocket launchers from Spain, Israel and former Soviet bloc manufacturers.

    -- Russian crime organizations. Interpol says Russian Mafia groups such as Poldolskaya and Moscow-based Solntsevskaya are actively trafficking drugs and arms in Mexico.

    - South America. During the late 1990s, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) established a clandestine arms smuggling and drug trafficking partnership with the Tijuana cartel, according to the Federal Research Division report from the Library of Congress.

    -- Asia. According to a 2006 Amnesty International Report, China has provided arms to countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Chinese assault weapons and Korean explosives have been recovered in Mexico.

    -- The Mexican Army. More than 150,000 soldiers deserted in the last six years, according to Mexican Congressman Robert Badillo. Many took their weapons with them, including the standard issue M-16 assault rifle made in Belgium.

    -- Guatemala. U.S. intelligence agencies say traffickers move immigrants, stolen cars, guns and drugs, including most of America's cocaine, along the porous Mexican-Guatemalan border. On March 27, La Hora, a Guatemalan newspaper, reported that police seized 500 grenades and a load of AK-47s on the border. Police say the cache was transported by a Mexican drug cartel operating out of Ixcan, a border town.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/04/02/myth-percent-small-fraction-guns-mexico-come#ixzz1PJNdYCKT