Guns used in Mexican crimes traced back to the United States
WASHINGTON, D.C. (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — More than two thirds of the weapons, used in crimes in Mexico, in the last five years have been traced back to the United States.
According to the new report, by researchers at the University of San Diego, the report claims that about 68,000 of the 99,000 weapons were either manufactured in the U.S. or smuggled into Mexico after legal importation into America.
The report also concludes that more than a quarter million firearms were purchased in the U.S. between 2010 and 2012 and then trafficked into Mexico.
Mexican officials say at least 70,000 people have died in that country in cartel related violence since 2006.