arms

  • Theatre of War

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    In just a few years, Pierre Konrad Dadak rose from a small-time Parisian fraudster to become a top representative for one of Central Europe’s biggest arms companies. The Spanish police who arrested Dadak believe he is a global arms trafficker, in bed with the French gangsters. His former business partners say his arms deals were fakes, designed to defraud them of money. Either way, high-level connections in his ancestral Poland appear to have protected him.

  • Brazil Arrests Dozens In Largest Ever Police Corruption Case

    Brazilian authorities issued arrest warrants on Thursday for nearly 100 military police officers and about 70 traffickers and other criminals suspected of being part of a corruption scheme in an impoverished district of Rio de Janeiro, the Rio Times reported.

  • Lithuania / Spain: Arms and Drug Gang Smashed

    Spanish and Lithuanian police have arrested dozens of people who were allegedly part of a gang involved in the large scale trafficking of drugs and weapons, some of which may have found their way into the hands of terrorists, Lithuanian police said Monday.

  • Bulgaria: Minister Defends Arms Exports After OCCRP / BIRN Investigation

    Bulgaria's economy minister has defended the country’s arms exports to the Middle East, following an investigation by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) that revealed Central and Eastern European countries had approved at least €1.2 billion (US$ 1.36 billion) in arms sales to the region.

  • Romania: Authorities Say Sky News Faked Arms Smuggling Report

    Romanian authorities have dismissed as a fabrication a Sky News report on gun runners in the country who are selling military-grade weapons that could end up in the hands of criminals and terrorists.

  • Germany: OCCRP / BIRN Arms Investigation Sparks Debate

    An investigation by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and partner the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) revealing Central and Eastern European arms exports to the Middle East has sparked debate in Germany, with the opposition questioning Berlin’s own role in the trade.

  • Balkan Arms Continue to Make Their Way to Syria

    Military analysts have again identified Balkan-made arms in the hands of Syrian rebel groups, OCCRP’s partner center BIRN reported. The weapons appear to originate from both Serbia and Bulgaria.

  • Mexico: They Got Shorty, Again

    Last night, Mexican marines busted Sinaloa cartel drug kingpin Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Loera in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, ending a six-month international manhunt for the cartel leader, reported Spanish-language outlet Univision. (El Chapo is Spanish for “Shorty”).

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