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European gun makers are quietly supplying the Mexican drug wars | Vice

The well-known story of Mexican drug cartels bringing in high-powered firearms from the U.S. is only part of the truth. The Armament Research Services (ARES) have been analyzing weapons used by the cartels and discovering numerous European weapons, such as handguns from Beretta, Romanian-made AKs, and the FN Herstal MINIMI light machine gun from Belgium. Mexico’s Secretariat of National Defence has estimated that a third of the two million guns smuggled into Mexico over the past decade came from Europe.

Source: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/3a8dxb/european-gun-makers

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