Mexican Government Sues U.S. Arms Manufacturers for Illicit Trafficking in Arms

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
37
Issue: 
9
Abstract: 

On August 4, 2021, the Mexican government filed a civil lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in the District of Massachusetts against six gun manufacturers and one wholesaler in the United States, alleging they have violated U.S. state and federal laws and Mexican laws concerning arms trafficking.  The 139-page complaint alleges that the gun manufacturers design assault-weapons for distribution to narcotics cartels and transnational organized crime groups in Mexico.[1]



[1]    Estados Unidos Mexicanos v. Smith-Wesson Brands, Inc. et al., U.S. Dist. Ct., D. Mass, Case 1:21-cv-11269, Complaint, Aug. 4, 2021 https://apps.npr.org/documents/document.html?id=21037879-mexican-comp.