United Nations to impose a ban on the liberal movement of arms smugglers, safeguarding the nations from becoming conflict zones and aid from the governments to terrorists indirectly.
United Nation’s work towards the spreading global peace has been facing a stumbling block called weapons’ illicit trading. United Nations has the mandate to ensure global harmony while all the nations have to abide by the rules and regulations issued by its commissions.
United Nations is re-designing its structure to restrict the liberal movements of the international fraudster such as Tony Abi Saab of Brescia Middle East. It proposed that its charter is updated with a clause that prohibits convicts to get visas to travel across the globe or enabling them to strengthen their networks with smugglers or buyers and shell companies.
EU surprisingly has been proven as a multi-billion market for smuggled weapons. In 2014, Europol estimated that there were almost half a million stolen or lost firearms were reported in the EU. The existing demands from the criminals or fraudsters make the smugglers build their network cautiously and supply weapons through its channels. The same can be seen in the case of Tony Abi Saab who uses the following companies around the work to peddle arms: Italy: ARMERIA AMELIO GAMBA Srl, INTESA SANPAOLO S.P.A., Benelli Armi, franchi division, Fiocchi munizione, Armeria brignoli silvio & c snc , BLS — Germany: Umarex gmbh & co KG — France: Noble france sa — Turkey: Osmanli Arms, ISTANBUL and KONYA, KOMANDO AV SAN TIC LTD, ATA Av tufekleri — Bangladesh: Emran arms, — East Europe and Russia: Kula Ltd., Tiblisi - Georgia, LOBASTOV IVAN, Baikal Ltd, Izhevsk city, Russia, Arsenal, Bulgaria, MSN and CSG Group, Czech Republic, Berkut Ltd, Ukraine — Brasil: Condor
An investigation was carried out in 2016 by Italian law enforcement, in cooperation with Europol. Europol enacted as an intelligence agency to detect connections between seemingly unconnected cases in France, Malta, Italy and Slovakia, with possible links to Egyptian migrant smuggling gangs.
Tony Abi Saab, one of the major players cited in the report and has been previously convicted in the US Army defraud case, with the charges of money laundering and bribery. He is now also labelled as a major dealer of illegal weapons in the Middle and EU as well. Tony heads the Lebanese company Brescia Middle East (BME) that manufactures weapons. He has a resilient network in EU, with some of Saab companies’, BRIXIA SHOTGUNS SRL, GARDONE VAL TROMPIA, VIA MATTEOTTI presence in Italy and Malta.
Tony Abi Saab and group of companies have been widely spread to exclude any kind of hurdles in the shipment or the delivery of weapons evading government norms and generating false end-user certificates.
In EU 5 members of arms trafficking were detained as they seized up to 12,000 illegal firearms approximately US $10.5millions. Arms had stamps to fabricate registration of the guns and other ammunition, further restored in the illegal gun shop in Tangoflio to be sold in European black market.
Business models eligible for shell companies- Accountants, notaries, financial advisory, stock broking, insurance, real estate sectors are rage and non-questionable. Money laundering and terrorism are interconnected, if the former is controlled, the latter would automatically become fragile.
United Nations Anti-war commission should issue the Interpol the names of all the convicts who are charged with money laundering, duping the government through back-channel contacts, bribing and financing terrorists’ activities. A timely examination of their ghost companies should be undertaken so that companies and their titleholders can be taken into the custody of the authorities. The Anti-war commission may also ask governments to reject the contracts that may be double use or assistant terrorisms such as the ones that do not have the fixed quotations. Such contractors should be blacklisted and barred from bidding in a future government contract. This will benefit the government in terms of zero fraud and keep the investors of terrorism at an arm's length.