AP: Plea agreement could shed light on arms trade

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Associated Press
Date of publication: 
Thu, 2011-02-10
Arms traffickers often skirt detection by operating in countries that have weak oversight and laws regulating weapons transactions. "These guys have been under the radar for years in the Balkans, Eastern Europe and other places that are major sources of guns that destabilize nations and prop up dictators," said Hugh Griffiths, an arms trafficking expert with the Stockholm International Peace Institute. "But to go after them legally, you need strong laws and enforcement, and the U.S. remains the best place to find that."