Beloit Daily News on 27th February reported that one of Brazil’s top arms dealers has been charged in the US with illegally exporting firearms, accessories and ammunition, following an investigation by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, and other agencies.  Frederik Barbieri, 36, was arrested at his home in Florida after police seized about 60 rifles that the Brazilian had sent to Rio de Janeiro’s international airport in May 2017.  The weapons were said to be used by drug traffickers in Brazilian slums.  The scheme led by Barbieri is reported to have lasted from May 2013 to June 2017.  Barbieri also has US citizenship and Brazilian police say he has been living in Florida since 2010.  Brazil’s Justice Ministry said in a statement that it has requested Barbieri’s extradition.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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