Firearms Trafficking: U.S. Role in Efforts to Stem the Flow Across Mexico’s Borders


Isaac E. Adams (Editor)

Series: American Political, Economic, and Security Issues
BISAC: TRU003000

Violent crimes committed by drug trafficking organizations in Mexico often involve firearms, and a 2009 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found that many of these firearms originated in the United States. The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have sought to stem firearms trafficking from the United States to Mexico. This book examines, among other things, the origin of firearms seized in Mexico that have been traced by ATF; the extent to which collaboration among U.S. agencies combating firearms trafficking has improved; and the extent to which the National Southwest Border Counternarcotics Strategy measures progress by U.S. agencies to stem firearms trafficking to Mexico. Furthermore, the book examines the activities undertaken by U.S. agencies to build partner capacity to combat firearms trafficking and the extent to which they considered key factors in selecting the activities; and progress the United States has made in building such capacity. (Imprint: Novinka)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Firearms Trafficking: U.S. Efforts to Combat Firearms Trafficking to Mexico Have Improved, but Some Collaboration Challenges Remain
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 2. Building Partner Capacity: U.S. Agencies Can Improve Monitoring of Counter-Firearms Trafficking Efforts in Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico
United States Government Accountability Office


Publish with Nova Science Publishers

We publish over 800 titles annually by leading researchers from around the world. Submit a Book Proposal Now!