Title

South American crackdown on illegal gun trade reveals serious trafficking despite pandemic

Author Information

INTERPOL

Date of Publication

2021 12:00 AM

Security Theme

Transnational Organized Crime

Keywords

Firearms trafficking, crime networks, smuggling routes, Operation Trigger VI, illicit firearms, weapons trafficking, gangs, tri-border area, Colombia, Uruguay, Peru, Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Chile

Description

“LYON, France - A police operation targeting firearms trafficking across South America has seen thousands of illicit firearms seized, thousands of arrests and investigative leads generated on crime networks and smuggling routes. Over three weeks (8 - 28 March), Operation Trigger VI saw the arrest of almost 4,000 suspects across all 13 South American countries, with some 200,000 illicit firearms, parts, components, ammunition and explosives recovered."

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South American crackdown on illegal gun trade reveals serious trafficking despite pandemic

“LYON, France - A police operation targeting firearms trafficking across South America has seen thousands of illicit firearms seized, thousands of arrests and investigative leads generated on crime networks and smuggling routes. Over three weeks (8 - 28 March), Operation Trigger VI saw the arrest of almost 4,000 suspects across all 13 South American countries, with some 200,000 illicit firearms, parts, components, ammunition and explosives recovered."