Thursday, May 7, 2015

H&K Illegally Exported Weapons to Mexico


German weapon in action
Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat
 
An investigation by the Customs Criminal Office (ZKA) in the German city of Cologne determined that the German arms manufacturer, Heckler and Koch, sent thousands of weapons to Mexico illegally, local media reported.

Those responsible at the company “caused, promoted, or at least authorized” the illegal exports, according to a report from the customs research office as quoted by Süddeutsche Zeitung (German newspaper) in its Friday edition and by the radio broadcasters NDR and WDR.

A spokeswoman for the public prosecutor’s office responsible for the case in Stuttgart (German city) confirmed today that the report was submitted in September 2014 and said that the authorities will decide on the case in the coming months.
H&K G36

According to the report, Heckler & Koch sold 9,472 type G36 rifles to Mexico between 2003 and 2011, of which 4,767 were sent to the states of Jalisco, Guerrero, Chiapas, and Chihuahua, without official authorization.

The customs investigators suggest that a lawsuit will be brought against five former executives and employees of the company for the violation of the control of war arms and the violation of foreign trade law.  They also suggest that the arms manufacturer pay a fine of 3 million euros ($3,371,220 USD), the figure obtained by Heckler & Koch for the illegal sales.

Source: La Jornada

40 comments:

  1. suply and demand, Mexico needs guns and countries like U.S, China and Germany have losts of them,l. now Mexico is flooded with weapons, unfortunately it's the cartels that are armed to the teeth and not the local average citizens to protect themselves. Places like Michoacan, Tamaulipas ,Guerrero and Jalisco are where they run around like the Taliban.

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    1. Differences in distribution of weapons. There are corporations, which involve businesses and companies, and there are private businesses and companies. There is no government without corporations and industries.
      Buying direct is always cheaper and easier with less paperwork.

      Just ask the U.S. of _
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EUR5Dh0zBw

      Taxpayers not footing the bill for pentagon credit card use? Could this be true?
      http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/audit-finds-pentagon-credit-cards-casinos-adult-entertainment/story?id=30875048

      The State(s) is separate from the Church(es), and the State(s) is separating from the Government(s) through laws such as the legalization of marijuana (Ew). Follow the strictest of laws to survive as madmax in a world of government cut programs.

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    2. If the normal decent mexican citizens do not have access to weapons, let the narcos have them, since they seem to be the mexicans first line of defense for the time being, but the crimes that brought these illegal weapons out of the closet, were government crimes of state...

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    3. Don't forget about Russia. They are sending their fair share of weapons to Mexico.

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    4. Well...they have "gun control" down Mexico way...don't they?

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  2. Gun manufacturers will always sell 2 line their pockets. They could care less who kills who with their weapons. Their all about profits. And with the amount of $ that they make from sales they have more than enough $ 2 keep everything in perpetual litigation. " Your Honour we'd like 2 ask for a continuance....".

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    1. ...and the gun lobby keeps the NRA paid to pay the legislation necessary for their Corporate Welfare, they all have government quotas were the government buys their shit or pays them for nothing, including customary cost overruns...
      --But it is the lack of respect, people accusing and persecuting the neo-nazi posers that love to advertise their selves as "neo-liberals", just because of some meddlesome wiki-leakers, mexico-leakers and some other piss mionas of the world that amazes me the.most...

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    2. Agree. add that the countries involved just increase export income to their economies...

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  3. Mexican bus drivers collect the bribe from the Paisas as they approach the Mexican border from the US side. They literally pass around a big cup.

    Once the Mexican Aduana gets that payoff, they let ANYTHING into Mexico. Aduana doesn't even look to see what's in there. Could be anything.

    Mexico needs to get real real. And stop blaming others. No joke.

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    1. Yes, weapons and money into Mexico, drugs and people into the US, BOTH sides Customs/Border patrol are corrupted and will let ANYTHING trough, no blaming to others - on both sides . No joke.

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    2. Stop blaming "the unmentionable"...
      The dirty linen laundering specialist don't wanna hurt anymore...
      The devil will still be as guilty, sorry!!!

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    3. Yes that literally happens every time i cross into Mexico. The bus driver asks all aboard to pay $5 or $10 dollars each if we don't want to unpack all of our belongings on the bus. Its ridiculous, but such a pain in the ass to let the border patrol search through all your stuff.

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    4. @2:32 PM:

      Thanks for confirming my report.

      But the bribes are not for the US Border Patrol. They're for the Mexican Aduana.

      The Aduana guys get their bribe and, without even looking in the bus or under where the luggage is held, they let the bus through to Mexico. MX Aduana will place a yellow tape across the luggage storage place under the bus that says the luggage was checked - even though NOTHING was looked at so they could get their $$$.

      Viva Mexico, Cabrones!!

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  4. Damn even the Germans are in on this illegal exportation of weapons. Mexican Gov? Are u falling asleep on Homeland Security hahaha

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  5. What?? Thousands of weapons were sent from Germany and not U.S.?? Where are the naysayers that keep saying U.S. supplies most of the weapons?

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    1. That's the worst part, Germany, sending thousands of weapons, only supplies about 20%, imagine how many we are sending... and of course we get drugs in exchange. Fair trade, illegal drugs kill 30k in the US(2015), violence about 17k in Mexico (2015). But violence also kills in the US (about 20k) and drugs kill in Mexico too (How many?).

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  6. $3,371,220 divided by 9,472 rifles equals roughly $355 per rifle..that is a steal! Even if you divide that by the 4,000 unauthorized rifles that is about $700 per g36 rifle. There is no way H&K sold those rifles at that price. Even with the fine they pocket several million.

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    1. Cheaper to buy in bulk.

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    2. The low prices stated reflect the fact that offshored money stays offshored, and that is a cancer on the world economies...
      There should be fines for businessmen's pendejadas.

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  7. Now the cartels have new g36's wonder how that's gana turn out

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    1. They've had long time everything what mexican military has. Including these germany weapons. In the end it doesn't matter is it g3 or g36. g3's been there for decades.

      As long as mexico has military, cartels have same arsenal. Bribery.

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  8. US wants monopoly.

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  9. The interesting thing is that the gun manufacturer sold and exported the guns to the drug dealers. I can see a real problem with that. I know that you cannot discriminate against a group or anyone while buying or selling guns in the USA. I know that are crossing in hard to detect numbers by family and friends into Mexico. You cannot tell people because they are Mexican that they cannot buy guns in the USA. If you started making a lot of requirements there would people that would be crying discrimination. They do not need the USA to sell them the guns. They just happen to be the closest source. I do not know of gun manufacturers knowingly selling guns directly to the Narco groups in Mexico. If I am wrong just point me to the information on the internet so I can read it.

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    1. Sure you can discriminate. Just don't do business with Mexicans period.

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    2. Just because "they" clean their tracks, it does not mean "they" are innocent.
      Otra mamada y me subo el cierre...

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  10. Having sold those illegal weapons did not hurt their conscience but it's definitely going to hurt their wallet. I hope all those that lost loved ones sue as well if they can. Unfortunately, corrupt, money hungry judges can be swayed in favor of the one with the most money.


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  11. I thought tge US had all the fault. Cause they are the one that buy all the drugs and only they sell guns?? I'm confused....

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  12. It was posted way back that German weapons were being used in an older post. Now maybe everyone can get off the need to blame the US. These cartels are doing business everywhere. Most countries aren't as strict as the US with checking imports and exports. these BB reader experts blaming the USA all the time s if they know all the cartels business affairs. Funny post to shut many mouths. I am sure there re many other unknown weapon sources. Time will reveal it.

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    1. Not to blame one country EVER, drugs, illegals and weapons is a world-wide issue, lets not blame Mexico, the US or Germany, countries are just names, people do wrong, any people.

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  13. Damn Germania doing it again. First WW1 then WWII and now this!!!!

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  14. €100, 000, 000 fine for H&K yeah sure. The Germans were PAID MORDIDA for their servicios al sicarios. The UN should investigate international sponsorship of terrorism for profit. Yeah. Right.

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  15. Still waiting for the National Rifle Association to make an announcement, denouncing this attack against the "Right to bear arms". Oh wait, Mexico and Germany has their own independent laws.

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  16. in the case of CJNG they do not conduct business in the US the sale of drugs and purchasing of weapons is conducted elsewhere.

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    1. Thanks for pointing this out. These facts seems to be lost on most readers.

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  17. The rifle being used isn't a "German weapon". But since when does the media ever care to report accurately on gun issues?

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  18. Is that guy in light blue trying to aim that AR15? If he is he won't hit shit shooting like that. And the shooting stance on the guy in green is hilarious. Looks like he doing some new dance move. LMAO!!

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  19. Well I guess the germans have to sell them somewhere, as the weapon is a load of rubbish, and the biggest scandal of the German MOD, has faced for years

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  20. im from Germany.. do you know that the g36 riffle is now sortet out of the army here, because ist not trusteble anymore..
    so they do send it illeglly to to mexican... pff..

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  21. for all mexican friends who want to buy a g36 riffle, dont do that if you want to shoot and hit :)

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