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Drug Gang Found Smuggling Guns from Bulgaria to Spain, 23 Arrested

27 May 2009

TypicallySpanish.com, Web page

A National Police operation has broken up a drugs and weapons trafficking organisation which smuggled arms into Spain from Bulgaria and sold them onto other criminal gangs. The Interior Ministry said in a press release that 23 people are in custody and 19 weapons have been seized after eight property searches. The investigation began with information from Bulgaria and led police to identify members of a gang based in Dénia, Alicante province, who police believed were... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos,España,Colombia

Wealthy Arms Dealer Gets 30 Years for Selling Guns 'To Kill Americans'

25 February 2009

New York Times

A federal judge in Manhattan sentenced an arms dealer to 30 years in prison on Tuesday, finding overwhelming evidence that he and an associate had agreed to sell huge quantities of weapons "to what they believed was a terrorist organization who would use those weapons, among other things, to kill Americans and to wreak havoc," the judge said. The sentence means that the dealer, Monzer al-Kassar, a 63-year-old native of Syria who the authorities say was involved in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos,España,Colombia

Arms Dealer Offered Guns to Colombian Rebels, Got 30yrs in US Prison

24 February 2009

Associated Press

A Syrian-born arms dealer was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison for conspiring to sell weapons to Colombian militants while knowing they sought to kill Americans. Monzer al-Kassar, 63, long suspected of aiding militants in some of the world's bloodiest conflicts, was convicted in November of conspiring to sell millions of dollars of weapons to militants in a sting operation. No weapons were ever exchanged. U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff said al-Kassar and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Licensed Spanish Gun Dealer, Gunsmith Found with 300 Illegal Weapons

2 January 2009

Deutsche Presse-Agentur

MADRID — Spanish police have broken up an arms trafficking ring, seizing nearly 300 weapons as well as 350 kilos of ammunition, police said Friday. Five people were detained in Palma on Majorca island and in Zamora in the north of the mainland. They included the owner of an arms store and an expert who repaired used weapons. The confiscated weapons ranged from revolvers to rifles and machine guns. Police also seized mortars and grenade... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos,España,Naciones Unidas

Spain Mulls US Extradition: Syrian Gun Runner 'Conspired to Kill' Americans

19 October 2007

International Herald Tribune / AP

NEW YORK — Judicial authorities in Spain are expected to decide within weeks on a U.S. request to extradite a man described as an international arms dealer who has sent weapons to Iran, Iraq and other countries over the last four decades, a prosecutor said Thursday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Leslie Brown commented on the extradition of Monzer Kassar as two Romanian men pleaded not guilty to charges that they conspired to sell weapons to an organization that wanted to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Estados Unidos,España,Siria

Syrian Gun Runner Wanted by US Begins Hunger Strike in Spanish Jail

12 September 2007

Agence France Presse

MADRID — A Syrian arms dealer who was arrested in Spain in June at the request of US authorities has begun a hunger strike, a Spanish prison administration official said. Spanish police detained Monzer al-Kassar, known as the "Prince of Marbella" because of his opulent lifestyle, on June 8 as he arrived at Madrid airport on an internal flight. US authorities believe the long-time Spanish resident had been conspiring to sell millions of euros' worth of weapons to... (GunPolicy.org)

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España,Estados Unidos,Naciones Unidas

US Feds Nail Syrian Gun Dealer - After He Hid in Plain Sight for 30 Years

24 July 2007

Village Voice (New York)

On February 6, two representatives from the infamous Colombian left-wing paramilitary and drug-trafficking group FARC arrived at a palatial Renaissance estate in Marbella, Spain. While their compadres squatted in the jungle, the two soaked up the Mediterranean opulence of the place, noticing the pool shaped like a four-leaf clover and the mastiffs that patrolled the grounds each night. Their host, a 62-year-old Syrian named Monzer al-Kassar, a/k/a the "Prince of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Europa,España,Estados Unidos

US-Spain Gun Runners Caught, Europe Moves to Curb Internet Gun Trade

21 February 2007

Internet Business Law Services (California)

European governments are cracking down on the illegal sale of weapons online. The Spanish police recently arrested three individuals who illegally imported into the country parts to assemble firearms and war weapons, while UK police and military officials last year detained individuals trading online weapons banned in that country. The German police investigated whether a youth accused of a school shooting had purchased the crime weapon illegally in a local Internet... (GunPolicy.org)

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French Gun Factory Robbed of 200 Handguns: Basque Separatists Blamed

24 October 2006

United Press International

MADRID — Members of the Basque separatist group ETA stole some 200 pistols from an arms manufacturer in France, EFE news agency reported Tuesday. Three masked and armed members of ETA reportedly raided the factory in southern France. ETA and the Spanish government declared a cease-fire in March. During its more than three decades in existence, ETA attacks and bombing have left more than 800 people... (GunPolicy.org)

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Spanish Authorities Worry About Number of New Gun Licences in Alicante

30 July 2006

Typically Spanish, Web Page

Civil Guard associations in Alicante are concerned at the worrying increase in the number of new gun licences issued in the province, an increase last year of 40% on 2004. They say that, while many of the new licences were for hunting guns, they were not accompanied by a similar rise in licences to hunt. Self-defence is the only explanation, they say. Manuel Martínez, president of the Unified Association of Civil Guard, said many of the new licence holders 'use the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Retired Guardia Civil Uses Service Pistol to Shoot Daughter, Wife, Himself

20 February 2006


A 71 year old retired Guardia Civil shot his 68 year old wife, his 35 year old daughter, then turned the gun on himself. The incident occurred shortly before 5pm at the couple's home on Antilla beach in Lepe (Huelva). Although neither of the women died in the attack, both were seriously injured. The daughter, who was shot in the head, was airlifted by helicopter to Sevilla's Virgen del Rocío Hospital, where she was operated on immediately. Her mother, who was shot in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Bulgarian Arms Ring Smuggled Guns to Spain and Italy

17 August 2005

BBC Worldwide Monitoring / BTA, Transcript

An illegal ring trafficking in arms from Bulgaria to Spain and Italy was eliminated in an operation in Stara Zagora on Tuesday [16 August] night by the National Service Combating Organized Crime (NSCOC) and the Regional Directorate of the Interior, Interior Ministry Chief Secretary Boyko Borisov said on Wednesday [17 August]. Four persons were arrested. Four illegal workshops were found in the Kazanluk region. Two of the suspects work in the Arsenal arms manufacturer... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ceremony Marks Spain's Gun Destruction Day in [Es]

9 July 2004


MADRID — Coincidiendo con el Día Internacional para la Destrucción de Armas, las ONGs Amnistía Internacional e Intermón Oxfam han organizado una entrega simbólica de armas destruidas en el Palacio de la Moncloa para pedir al Presidente del Gobierno, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, un compromiso público para impulsar un Tratado Internacional que controle su comercio. "Centrados en la búsqueda de armas nucleares, químicas y biológicas, los gobiernos ignoran... (GunPolicy.org)

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Police Arrest Russian Woman With 38 Pen Guns

3 June 2004

Associated Press

MADRID — Police arrested a Russian woman on arms trafficking charges after she was found in possession of 38 pen guns, officials said Thursday. The tiny weapons, which look like fountain pens, are used by crime gangs as a weapon of self-defense when they attend meetings with other groups, said Ester Aren, a police spokeswoman. "You see these kind of things a lot in the movies, but it's true," Aren said. Police arrested the 27-year-old woman Tuesday. They did not... (GunPolicy.org)

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Guns in Basque Country [Es]

14 July 2003

El Pais (Espana)

La concentración de armas de fuego ligeras en el País Vasco alcanza niveles equiparables a los de la media española. Entre pistolas,revólveres, rifles de caza mayor, escopetas, carabinas del calibre 22, armas deportivas y de coleccionista, la cifra total se eleva a 160.583 armas de fuego, lo que equivale a ocho por cada cien habitantes, un promedio similar al del resto de España. Los datos facilitados por la Intervención de Armas y Explosivos de la Guardia Civil... (GunPolicy.org)

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España,Corea del Sur

Mystery Over Spain Arms Seizure

2 July 2003

BBC News

There is confusion in Spain over the seizure off the Mediterranean coast of hundreds of firearms from a container ship destined for Africa. South Korean Defence Ministry officials said the cargo was legal, apparently contradicting Spanish police reports that the weapons were being transported with false documentation. The cargo, which included 280 K1A machine guns, 100 K2 assault rifles and 760 weapon cartridges, was intercepted off Barcelona on Tuesday on the basis... (GunPolicy.org)

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Spanish Police Put Line Through Underground Pen-Gun Factory

3 June 2003

Agence France Presse

BARCELONA, Spain — A workshop specialising in the manufacture of deadly small arms disguised as ordinary pens has been broken up by Spanish police, police said Tuesday. Three people were detained and a total of 345 pen-guns seized in the operation on a factory near the northeastern Mediterranean port city of Barcelona. The weapons were apparently genuine 0.22 calibre pistols in the form of pens and could be deadly at close range, although the short barrel length... (GunPolicy.org)

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