SMALL ARMS AND LIGHT WEAPONS (SALW) TRAFFICKING, SMUGGLING, AND USE FOR CRIMINALITY BY TERRORISTS AND INSURGENTS: A BRIEF HISTORICAL OVERVIEW

On 15 July, the International centre for Counter-Terrorism in The Hague published a paper that provides a brief historical overview of SALW trafficking, smuggling, and use for criminality by terrorists and insurgents. Using historical and contemporary examples, it outlines the use of SALW as both a source of terrorist financing and tools of the trade. This report follows 3 previous ones in a series on SALW as a source of finance for terrorist organisations, with the earlier reports offering a snapshot of this phenomenon across different regions (and available by means of links on the same page). Examples looked at include the IRA, FARC and Tamil Tigers

https://icct.nl/publication/small-arms-and-light-weapon-brief-historical-overview

 

 

 

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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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