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Parakilas, Jacob and Iain Overton. 2014 ‘Smuggling Operations.’ The Devil's Trade: Guns and Violence in El Salvador, p. 15. London: Action on Armed Violence. 1 October

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Weapons Imported from Regional Sources…

AOAV researchers were taken to a beach used by such smugglers and shown boats used in these operations. Unlike the specialised craft used to smuggle drugs from the Andes to the Northern Triangle, Mexico or the United States, these boats are identical to craft used for fishing and recreational purposes. Indeed, we were told that some of the operators were legitimate commercial fishermen and tour guides by day who supplemented their income by making night-time runs to and from Nicaragua, returning to El Salvador with up to 25 AK-47s at a time…

[AOAV = Action on Armed Violence]

ID: Q11577

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