Weapons Circulating in Central America

in Transnational Crime

Between 45 to 80 million weapons are circulating across Central America, according to the head of US Southern Command.

Most of the weapons are left over previous civil wars and conflicts within the region. Many of the weapons are currently being used by Mexican drug cartels.

Source: AFP, “Mexican cartels armed from Central America: US,” Google News, April 5, 2011.

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