U.N. reports Latin America is region that most uses guns in commission of violent crimes

Posted on December 18, 2014 • Filed under: Conflicts, Crime, Latin America News

laht.com reported that the head of the Firearms Team of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, or UNODC, said Tuesday in Quito that Latin America is the region that most uses guns to commit violent crimes. “Latin America is the region where guns are most frequently used to commit violent crimes,” Italy’s Simonetta Grassi told Efe, adding that the weapons “help strengthen criminal organizations.” She believes that arms traffickers’ ties with criminal gangs are “explosive and extremely dangerous,” as are their connections with terrorists. According to the expert, “we always used to distinguish guns employed in armed conflict from those used in crime. Now it’s much harder to differentiate them.” Read Article

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