arms smuggling - updates

Rappler's latest stories on arms smuggling


Jihadists flock to Libya's remote south to train

Oct 26, 2014 - 11:03 AM

An intelligence official says jihadists have set up three secret camps in southern Libya where hundreds of militants are training to fight in Mali Iraq or Syria

ARMS. Libyans military engineers from Misrata and Zliten collect remnants of unexploded weaponry for decommisioning at a military camp in the Libyan capital Tripoli, Libya on 19 October 2014. File photo by STR/EPA

PH, Vietnam, China tackle transnational crime

May 13, 2014 - 6:34 PM

Amid maritime rows in the region ASEAN chiefs of police gather in Manila to discuss how to more efficiently combat crime

President Benigno S. Aquino III leads the singing of the Philippine National Anthem during the 34th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Chiefs of Police (ASEANAPOL) Conference at the Luzon Ballroom of the Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City on Tuesday (May 13, 2014). The Philippines is a founding member of the ASEANAPOL which held its first conference in Manila in 1981 and has been holding annual conferences since hosted by member-agencies. The PNP last hosted the 23rd ASEANAPOL conference in Manila on September 2003. Also in photo are Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II and Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Alan Purisima. (Photo by Lauro Montellano, Jr. / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

US gun smuggling: Who is Dr Wilson S. Lim?

Mar 30, 2014 - 2:21 AM

UPDATED The FBI says at least 2 Filipinos are involved in a scheme to smuggle 2 million in weapons from the PH to the US Only one is identified: Dr Wilson Lim

Panama releases 32 N. Koreans in arms case

Jan 31, 2014 - 10:06 AM

The remaining 3 will go to trial on arms trafficking charges

CONTROVERSIAL SHIP. View of the bow of the North Korean-flagged cargo ship Chon Chong Gang which remains docked at the pier of Manzanillo in Colon, Panama, on 16 July 2013. EPA/Alejandro Bolivar

Bangladesh court sentences 14 to death over arms smuggling

Jan 30, 2014 - 4:14 PM

Aside from Motiur Rahman Nizami leader of the Jamaat e Islami party 13 others were sentenced to death

DEATH SENTENCE. A Bangladesh court sentenced 14 people to death, including a top islamist charged with arms smuggling

AK-47s smuggled for NPA

Nov 05, 2013 - 11:20 AM

The military says communist guerrillas in the region have stepped up firearms procurement

Argentine ex-president convicted of arms smuggling

Mar 08, 2013 - 11:17 PM

Former Argentine president Carlos Menem was convicted of orchestrating arms smuggling while in office

GUILTY. Former Argentinian president Carlos Menem was convicted of arms smuggling during his term. Menem served as president from 1989-1999. Photo from AFP