MASSIVE Gun-Running Operation Shipping Guns Through U.S. Mail Busted By Feds
There was a huge gun-running operation busted by the federal government last week.
The bust was of a black market gun-running ring in which the feds seized over 5,000 firearms and gun parts. These weapons were on their way to the South American countries of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay.
According to the Miami Herald,
The vast majority of the weapons smuggled out of South Florida — including more than 2,500 AR-15 rifles, handguns and grenades, along with some military-grade aircraft and tank weaponry — were confiscated in Argentina in that country’s largest illegal firearms haul ever, U.S. officials said during a news conference at HSI’s office in Doral. Argentine authorities arrested more than 20 suspects and seized about $100,000 in cash.
Matthew T. Albence, deputy director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement stated, “With this partnership, we prevented the illicit sale and proliferation of a significant cache of weapons by keeping them out of the hands of criminals and transnational criminal organizations operating in Argentina and Brazil.” Matthew T. Albence, deputy director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
“The international law enforcement community is sending a strong message that there is nowhere in the world that we won’t pursue criminal activity together,” said Anthony Salisbury, the special agent in charge of ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations in Miami.
This operation was a planned seizure which consisted of 50 separate raids all across southern Florida.