Israel Police find grenades, anti-tank missile during arrest of arms smuggler

Israel Police arrested a man suspected of trafficking illegal weapons, finding a MATADOR anti-tank missile and its shoulder-mounted launcher, among other arms. The suspect, a 24-year-old resident of East Jerusalem, was caught on Friday night in the Galilee district of Read More …

U.S. Central Command forces intercepted Iranian weapons shipment intended for Houthis

TAMPA, Fla. – A U.S. Coast Guard cutter, forward deployed to the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility, seized advanced conventional weapons and other lethal aid originating in Iran and bound to Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen from a vessel Read More …

Where Is Hamas Getting Its Weapons? Increasingly, From Israel.

Israeli military and intelligence officials have concluded that a significant number of weapons used by Hamas in the Oct. 7 attacks and in the war in Gaza came from an unlikely source: the Israeli military itself. For years, analysts have Read More …

Mexico demands investigation into US military-grade weapons being used by drug cartels

Mexico wants an urgent investigation into how U.S. military-grade weapons are increasingly being found in the hands of Mexican drug cartels, Mexico’s top diplomat said Monday. Mexico’s army is finding belt-fed machine guns, rocket launchers and grenades that are not Read More …

INTERPOL: Over 1,700 arrested in landmark operation across Asia targeting Illicit firearms

LYON, France – In the first operation coordinated across Asia by INTERPOL against illicit firearms, authorities in 10 countries have made over 1,700 arrests and seized 714 firearms, 921 parts and components, and 45,383 rounds of ammunition. From 13 – Read More …

Five right-wing terrorists arrested throughout Europe with the support of Eurojust and Europol

Eurojust and Europol have supported the competent authorities in Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Lithuania, Romania and Italy in an international operation against right-wing terrorism. During a joint action day, 5 suspects were apprehended and an additional 7 others interrogated across the Read More …

Trafficking in the Sahel: Muzzling the illicit arms trade

In this feature, part of a series exploring the fight against trafficking in the Sahel, UN News focuses on the illegal arms trade that is fuelling conflict and terrorism. In the Sahel, home to 300 million people, it’s a buyer’s Read More …

Finland: Weapons supplied to Ukraine have ended up with criminals in Finland

Organised crime is growing in Finland and there is a high demand for weapons. The routes and connections from Ukraine to Finland are already in place. The police are hoping for additional resources for an increasing workload due to the Read More …

Civil Society Perspectives: ISIL in Africa – Key Trends and Developments

The present report synthesizes the views of more than 50 representatives of African civil society organizations (CSOs), located in 15 Member States, who contributed to two virtual roundtables convened by CTED in October and November 2021. The roundtables aimed to Read More …

The £1bn of weapons flowing from Europe to Middle East

AEastern European countries have approved the discreet sale of more than €1bn of weapons in the past four years to Middle Eastern countries that are known to ship arms to Syria, an investigation has found. Thousands of assault rifles such Read More …