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9 Nov 2015

Maria Sheahan, Reuters UK

Germany: 6 former Heckler & Koch workers on trial over allegations of prohibited arms exports to Mexican state of Guerrero, where 43 students disappeared

“Ex-workers at gun maker Heckler & Koch charged in German Mexico probe”, 5 Nov 2015

German prosecutors said on Thursday six former employees of gun maker Heckler & Koch had been charged with breaching laws on trade and weapons of war by selling arms destined for four Mexican states. Heckler & Koch came under pressure in May, when a report by German customs authorities found the company had sold guns that went to the Mexican states in violation of an export ban that sought to limit arms sales to corrupt police forces…[H]uman rights activists have alleged some of its guns ended up in the southwestern city of Iguala, Guerrero, where 43 trainee teachers were abducted last year…