Germany: Arms maker SIG banned from exports after guns found in Colombia

Posted on July 15, 2014 • Filed under: Colombia, Europe, Police/Military Activity reported Germany has imposed an export ban on arms maker SIG Sauer after guns manufactured by the German company were found to have been sold to the Colombian police, German media report. Under German law, arms exports require a special licence which is not normally granted for countries where there is armed conflict, such as Colombia. Colombia says it bought almost 65,000 SIG Sauer pistols for its police force from the US Department of Defense. SIG Sauer denies any wrongdoing. Read Article

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