Organized Crime & Gangs

Brazil’s Taurus sold arms to trafficker for Yemen war, prosecutors allege

“Brazil’s Forjas Taurus SA, the largest weapons manufacturer in Latin America, sold guns to a known Yemeni arms trafficker who funneled them into his nation’s civil war in violation of international sanctions, according to charges in court documents reviewed by Reuters. Federal prosecutors in southern Brazil charged two former executives of Forjas Taurus (FJTA4.SA) in May with shipping 8,000 handguns in 2013 to Fares Mohammed Hassan Mana’a, an arms smuggler active around the Horn of Africa for over a decade according to the United Nations.”

Source: Exclusive: Brazil’s Taurus sold arms to trafficker for Yemen war, prosecutors allege | Reuters

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