Handelsblatt on 13th April reported that executives at Sig Sauer, which is currently selling half a million handguns to US armed forces, may be charged with facilitating illegal weapons sales to Colombia.  The accused include senior executives and export managers, using an initial shipment to a sister company in the US.  Sig Sauer is alleged to have made false statements on export licence applications between 2009 and 2012, leading government officials to believe the guns were destined for the US marketplace.  Only German-made handguns could have met the specifications that its US subsidiary had brokered with Colombian police.

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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