The gun-control debate is ramping up again with Democrats now in the majority in the U.S. House, even though none of their measures likely will advance through the Republican-controlled Senate.
However, one new report about confiscation of guns likely will make both sides of the debate happy, as the confiscations were from drug dealers, auto theft rings and other criminals, explains Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
Operation Trigger V was carried out across eight Latin American nations by police, customs, immigration and armies.
INTERPOL, the international police organization, said there were 560 arrests across Latin America as hundreds of guns and other weapons were seized.
Drugs, stolen vehicles and cash – an estimated $162,000 in U.S. dollars – also were seized.
The cases came out of some 42,000 checks carried out at air, sea and land ports of entry.
Involved were authorities in Belize, Columbia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Panama. Commanders operated out of centers in El Salvador and Lyon, France.