German authorities will launch an investigation into media reports claiming the US flew weapons for Syrian rebels through the Ramstein air base behind Germany’s back.
Two Buddhist monks were arrested after police found more than four million methamphetamine pills worth about US$ 6 million, hand grenades and ammunition in their car and monastery, authorities announced Tuesday.
Prosecutors in Bulgaria have opened an investigation after munitions produced in the Balkan country were reportedly found in Syria.
Spanish police announced Monday the arrest of 30 people involved in a transnational group that sold refitted guns from Eastern Europe over the Internet.
Prosecutors in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Friday accused an Italian journalist of faking an investigative report that purportedly showed him purchasing weapons from arms smugglers in Sarajevo.
An Armenian court freed a Russian citizen on Monday who had been detained on the request of the United States on accusations of money laundering and illegally transferring military technology.
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.
The European Union’s foreign policy unit is monitoring the flow of weapons to the Middle East and into the hands of Islamist groups in Syria, including the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), following an investigation by Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN).
Serbian Prime Minister Aleskandar Vucic has defended the country’s burgeoning arms exports to Saudi Arabia, in response to revelations that the country sold millions of dollars’ worth of arms that likely ended up with Syrian rebels.
State prosecutors have indicted a Bosnian man and six associates on allegations they smuggled dozens of firearms from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Serbia and Germany.
The Italian Carabinieri, in cooperation with Europol, arrested two leading members of the "Ceusi" crime gang for international military weapons trafficking. According to Europol, the gang has links to the Cosa Nostra crime group.
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.
Sixty-nine homes and offices across Europe were raided and nine suspects were arrested in connection with online forums that were used for illegal operations, according to a news release from German police on Monday.
Hoping to reduce the number of illegal arms and explosives in private possession, Montenegrin police have launched an amnesty program for people to return or register illegal weapons.
Organized crime gangs in the Western Balkans are cooperating with criminal French counterparts to smuggle weapons, according to Bosnia's security minister.
The Kalashnikov machine guns used in the terror attacks in Paris last Friday were manufactured in Bulgaria, reports Bulgarian National Television (BNT).
Russian authorities have dismantled a weapon trafficking ring they say was running a supply chain from Ukraine and the European Union to Russia.
Ion Druta, a Moldovan national accused of selling weapons bound for the conflict in Ukraine, was sentenced to five years in prison for arms trafficking yesterday, Jan. 20.
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