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Crossing Hemispheres for Intelligence-led Gun Crime Operations

Posted by Pete GagliardiJul 18, 2012 8:45:00 AM

I read a press release this week from the Australian Government. It announced that the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will be providing Australian law enforcement agencies with training in the identification and analysis of illegal firearms.

The Australian officers will use the opportunity to enhance their skills in identifying firearm markings, parts and components, and the methods that can be used by organized criminals to unlawfully traffic firearms.

Upon returning to Australia the officers will share the knowledge they have gained with their colleagues.

So. The question needs to be asked:

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Topics: NIBIN, Intelligence-led Policing, smuggling, Australia, Forensics, ballistic analysis, IBIN, INTERPOL

The Illegal Trade in Endangered Species & Forensic Ballistics

Posted by Pete GagliardiMar 14, 2012 9:01:00 AM

In searching the web for news reports of the illegal trade in endangered species, I was struck by the fact that articles dating back to the 1960's were immediately returned right alongside articles less than a day old. These types of crimes have been going on for a long time and the damage caused is  severe. 

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Topics: smuggling, Poaching, ballistics forensics, IBIN, INTERPOL, IBIS TRAX-3D

A NIBIN New Year Resolution: Stopping Armed Criminals in Arizona

Posted by Pete GagliardiJan 18, 2012 9:00:00 AM

A recent article posted on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website announces:

“For the first time, firearms seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agencies in Arizona were test-fired recently for cross-matching through the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network [NIBIN-administered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)] for links to other crime scenes. This coordination effort was conducted through the CBP Anti-Gang Initiative with the Phoenix Police Department, Gun Enforcement Squad.”

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Topics: NIBIN, Intelligence-led Policing, smuggling, Pete's Pick, IBIS, ballistics identification

Ballistics Intelligence Key to Halt Firearm Smuggling Ring

Posted by Andre DemersNov 2, 2011 3:01:00 PM

Last week,eight people were jailed for their part in the smuggling of illegal firearms into the UK from America. Jail sentences totaled 100 years for those involved.
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Topics: NABIS, smuggling, Pete's Pick, ballistics analysis, IBIS, ballistics identification, ballistics, IBIS TRAX-3D

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