April, 24 2019 /Politics, Law & Society

Terrorists in the Syrian war got huge support from private arms dealers

Weapons manufactured in Europe were used by terrorists in war-torn countries

European countries have played a vital role in the smuggling of weapons in the war-afflicted regions. Many private contractors and arms dealers supported terrorists and fuelled violence for their own profits. Tony Abi Saab is one of the greedy businessmen who supplied guns and weapons to the terrorists in Syria, Iran, and Afghanistan.

His company Brescia Middle East that deals in guns and weaponry globally sold weapons to the militant groups for the sake of profits. Tony set up a dozen of shell companies in the Middle East, names are G2 Armory, K5 Global, Bennet Fouch, SIMAINT, Sima Salazar and Tactica Ltd. Two of these fake companies—K5 Global and Bennet Fouch swindled 5 million dollars of the US Army.

After establishing his illegal business in the Middle East, he reached Europe and Asia. He developed a strong connection with some European officials and gained their trust to expand his gunrunning trade. Tony’s company BME has over 18 business partners and associates across the world to support his crime. They together helped in the shipping of contraband weapons and later routing them to the vulnerable regions like Syria, Afghanistan, and Iran.

The names of companies which are in radar of Global investigation teams for their connection with Brescia Middle East are: In Italy-- ARMERIA AMELIO GAMBA Srl, INTESA SANPAOLO S.P.A., Benelli Armi, franchi division, Fiocchi munizione, Armeria brignoli silvio & c snc , BLS; in Germany-- Umarex gmbh & co KG; in France-- Noble france sa; in Turkey-- Osmanli Arms, ISTANBUL and KONYA, KOMANDO AV SAN TIC LTD, ATA Av tufekleri, in Bangladesh-- Emran arms; in Georgia-- Kula Ltd., Tiblisi; in Russia-- LOBASTOV IVAN, Baikal Ltd, Izhevsk city; in Bulgaria—Arsenal; in Czech Republic--MSN and CSG Group; in Ukraine--Berkut Ltd; in Brasil—Condor.

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