Nearly 20 percent of guns seized in Brazil were produced in foreign countries and trafficked into Brazil through the black market. Authorities identified the ports of Santos and Paranagua, the country’s two largest ports, as the location where the arms are trafficked through.
Brazil has more deaths by guns than any other country in the world.
Source: Hannah Stone, “Brazil’s new arms-trafficking frontier? The sea,” Christian Science Monitor, July 18, 2011.