Stolen Guns in Peru

in Transnational Crime

In 2013, security officials in Peru reported that 1,767 firearms were reported to be stolen or lost during the year. Most of the guns are stolen from private owners or government security forces.

Security experts believe that most of these guns end up for sale on the black market.

(More arms trafficking statistics.)

Source:  Mimi Yagoub, “Arms Theft from Peru Army Supplies Points to Official Complicity,” InSight Crime, April 3, 2014.

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