Six former employees of gun maker Heckler & Koch have been charged with breaching laws on trade and weapons of war when they sold arms to customers in Mexican states, German prosecutors told Reuters on Thursday.
The group allegedly made 16 deliveries of rifles and parts in Mexico between 2006 and 2009 while knowing the weapons would end up in states excluded on Germany’s export license.
The six people charged were not named — as is custom in Germany — but they were described as former sales representatives for Heckler & Koch in Mexico.
Human rights activists have alleged some of Heckler & Koch’s guns ended up in the southwestern city of Iguala, Guerrero, where 43 trainee teachers were abducted last year and almost certainly murdered by a drug gang working with corrupt police.
[ Reuters ]