Mexico increases imports of weapons and ammunition 209 percent through August 2012

Posted on October 20, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Explosives / Bombs, Mexico, Organized Crime reported that Mexico imported weapons and ammunition of 56.9 million dollars
$ 9 million from January to August, ie 49 percent more than the same period of 2011 and a 209 percent above the 2006 record, according to foreign trade statistics of the Bank of Mexico.

This category includes everything from military-style weapons, guns, bombs and explosives sporting guns and swords. According to data from the Department of Commerce of the United States, Mexico, that nation has purchased a total of 20.
$ 6 million small arms in the first eight months of the year, 64 percent more than in 2011.

As for the material of artillery, purchase amounted to 3.
$ 3 million, but in previous years the acquisitions in this area had been almost nonexistent since acquired in 2008 and just $ 15,000 in 2011 were $ 172,000.

They also emphasize that this year, Mexico purchased military tanks and parts-ranked United States in the Department of Commerce in transport category and not in the arms-for 22.
$ 3 million when in 2008 this meant spending just $ 103,000. Read Article

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