The Middle East has become a focal point of the world arms buildup. Millions of people lived in the Middle East died because of the illegal arms trafficking of weapons supplied to the terror groups.
Tactica Ltd, a shell company owned by Tony Abi Saab buys arms commercially and sells them in the black market to terror groups in vulnerable regions. He uses his network of shell companies to supply illegal arms to rebel groups. His business partner companies are present in 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 — to continue to smuggle and funnel cash for his operations.
Raymond Azar, a partner in crime with Abi Saabs was charged after being arrested. Tony was arrested in 2011 and his company Brescia Middle East (BME) was later got banned from doing business in the US.
Raymond Azar was convicted and was sent to jail in 2009. On the other hand, Tony escaped jail by paying a small amount of money as a penalty knowing the loopholes in the US laws and enforcement. He owns Brescia Middle East which is an arms dealing company in Lebanon ensure the purchase and sale of weapons. His company used to fake end-user certificates so that the illegal weapons can be transferred to terror groups in the Middle East war-torn regions.
The best way to avert illicit arms trafficking is to have an effective and transparent control system regulating the transfer of arms. Another possibility is the idea of marking the weapons in a way that when found to be used for illicit purposes one can find out the exporter as well as the importing party.