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Peru. 2010 ‘Illicit Trafficking (Tráfico Ilícito).’ National Report of Peru on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); A, VI-1.2, pp. 7-9. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Peru to the United Nations. 1 June

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1.2 Tráfico Ilícito

Captura de individuos y/o organizaciones identificadas con el tráfico llicito de
armas y municiones:

Entre los años 2008 y 2009 se ha logrado identificar a las principales organizaciones dedicadas al tráfico ilicito de armas de fuego y municiones:

- En marzo del 2008, son capturados en la ciudad de lquitos, dos individuos (un
hombre y una mujer) de nacionalidad colombiana, sindicados como abastecedores
de armas y municiones a las FARC.

- En abril del 2008, es capturado en la ciudad de Lima un individuo de nacionalidad colombiana, presunto integrante de una mafia de traficantes de armas.

- En marzo del 2009, con la cooperación de miembros policiales del Ecuador es
detenida en la ciudad de Nueva Loja (Ecuador) una mujer de nacionalidad colombiana, sindicada como principal abastecedora de armas y municiones para las
FARC. De acuerdo a las investigaciones, se encontraba a cargo de una importante
red en la que estaban involucrados algunos malos elementos de las fuerzas del
orden peruanas quienes sustraian sistemáticamente los pertrechos militares para
venderselos a esta organización.

- En setiembre del 2009, es capturada en la ciudad de Trujillo, una mujer de
nacionalidad peruana sindicada como proveedora de armas y municiones para las
FARC. Se determinó que anteriormente, en el año 2006, tambien fue detenida con
31,000 municiones para fusiles AKM y FAL.

- En diciembre del 2009, se capturó en la ciudad de Tumbes a un individuo de
nacionalidad ecuatoriana, sindicado como uno de los principales traficantes de
armas y municiones para las FARC de la localidad de Huaquillas (Ecuador), en
cuya red se encuentran involucrados como sus proveedores algunos malos militares peruanas. Ese mismo mes, en otros operatives fueron capturados dos
individuos, quienes indistintamente se trasladaban a la ciudad de Tumbes. A uno
se le halló en su automóvil dos (2) ametralladoras M2 50; y al otro, un suboficial en retiro, abordo de un bus interprovincial dos (2) ametralladoras desarmadas.

Con relación al tráfico ilegal de las municiones, se han realizado capturas en las ciudades de Chiclayo, Callao, Tumbes y Lima, de individuos que transportaban
ilegalmente granadas de guerra y municiones. En dichos operatives se incautó
aproximadamente: 3,000 cartuchos Cal. 7.62 mm, 5,308 cartuchos Cal. 38 mm, 4,950
cartuchos Cal. 22 mm, 5,000 cartuchos Cal. 12 mm, 1,000 cartuchos Cal. 16 mm, 5,000 cartuchos para escopeta y 10,100 cartuchos de diferentes calibres. Parte de la munición incautada pertenecería a la Fuerza Aérea del Perú.

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1.2 Illicit Trafficking

Capture of individuals and/or organisations identified with the illicit trafficking of weapons and ammunition:

Between 2008 and 2009 the following principal organizations have been identified as being involved in the smuggling of firearms and ammunition:

- In March 2008, two individuals (one man and one woman) of Colombian nationality were accused as suppliers of weapons and ammunition to the FARC, were captured in the city of Iquitos.

- In April 2008, an individual of Colombian nationality, who is a member of a mob of gun traffickers, was captured in Lima.

- In March 2009, with the cooperation from members of Ecuador's police, in the city of Nueva Loja (Ecuador) a woman of Colombian nationality was arrested and accused as a main supplier of arms and ammunition to the FARC. According to research, she was in charge of a major network which involved corrupt elements of the Peruvian Military who stole military equipment and sold it to these organizations.

- In September 2009, a Peruvian woman captured in the city of Trujillo was accused of being a supplier of weapons and ammunition to the FARC. It was determined that earlier in 2006, she was arrested with 31,000 rounds of AK-47 and FAL ammunition.

- In December 2009, an Ecuadorian national whose networks are involved in and supplied by some corrupt members of the Peruvian military, was captured in the city of Tumbes and accused of being one of the leading dealers of weapons and ammunition to the FARC in the town of Huaquillas (Ecuador). In the same month, two other operatives were captured, who indiscriminately had moved to the city of Tumbes. One was found in his car with two (2) M2 50 machine guns, and the other a retired officer, was on board an interprovincial bus with two (2) dismantled machine guns.

With regards to illegal ammunition, individuals carrying illegal war grenades and ammunition have been captured in the cities of Chiclayo, Callao, Lima and Tumbes. The approximate amounts seized from these operations were: 3.000 cartridges of 7.62 mm calibre, 5.308 cartridges of 38 mm calibre, 4.950 cartridges of 22 mm calibre, 5.000 cartridges of 12 mm calibre, 1.000 cartridges of 16 mm calibre, 5.000 and 10,100 shotgun cartridges of different calibres. Some of the ammunition seized belonged to the Peruvian Air Force.

[FARC = Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia]

ID: Q5746

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