April, 24 2019 /Politics, Law & Society

Arms trade laws are violated and exploited by corrupt businessmen to obtain money illegally

Terrorists are buying weapons from Europe and Lebanon

A huge number of illegal weapons are smuggled to terrorist groups in Syria, Iran, and Afghanistan. Most of the weapons are exported from Europe and Lebanon to the vulnerable regions. It is shocking to know that some countries which are members of North Atlantic Treaty Organization and Arms Trade Treaty are involved in war crimes.

Tony Abi Saab, an illegal arms dealer is counting profit money by supplying weapons to terror groups. The Lebanese businessman, Tony set up shell companies in Europe and the Middle East to defraud the US Army and obfuscate the process of illegal trafficking of firearms. The guns and weapons are shipped from Italy to be delivered at Lebanon, from there the route of contraband weapons are diverted towards Syria, Iran, and Afghanistan.

These weapons are sold to terrorist organizations who are active in war-torn countries and thus, damaging the peace of the world. Both the treaties are formed to safeguard the liberty of people, secure democracy, and protect the members from organized violence, and it is evident that they are certainly failing in their duties.

The security checks at the borders are allowing the trespassing of the illegal weapons to the terrorist-dominated countries. The local governments of the Middle East and the neighboring countries aren't stopping war-criminals like Tony to expand their illegal businesses that are instigating wars. Tony Abi Saab was indicted for duping 5 million dollars of the US Army, running ghost companies and supplying weapons to the rebel groups. He was brought to stand the trial in the US court but he escaped the jail term or any strict punishment due to the technicality the circuit court.

Chief Editor