Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Bedeski, Robert, Andrew Andersen and Santo Darmosumarto. 1998 ‘Major Recipients of Small Arms in the Area.’ Small Arms Trade and Proliferation in Southeast Asia; CIR Working Paper 24, pp. 7-8, 25. Vancouver: Institute of International Relations, University of British Columbia. 1 September
Major Recipients of Small Arms in the Area
Small arms proliferation in Southeast Asia is often linked to the drug trade.
It is believed that drug cartels in Myanmar are receiving small arms from Chinese sources. This claim may be valid considering that the southwestern corner of China is known as the "Dark Channels" of illicit activities…
Vietnam and Cambodia are still the main recipients of Russian weapons in East Asia. They acquire Russian weapons for their domestic army and police use, as well as for further sale to Myanmar, Malaysia and the Philippines.
The North Korean Army might still be one of the recipients of some high quality Russian weapons, including small arms.