As per the recent report by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), the number of violence in new locations and the number of armed rebel groups engaged in violence has risen since 2017. The major conflict hotspots are Afghanistan, Yemen, and Syria where the rates of organized violence and the death tolls are highest. Still, governments have done least to stop the smuggling of weapons, why?
Corrupt arms dealers are profiting from the illegal trade with the terrorists. Tony Abi Saab is one big name in the illegal market of weapons who have been doing business with the terrorists as well as the military. His main company Brescia Middle East was operating several fake companies like K5 Global, Bennet-Fouch, and G2Armory, and laundering the crime money obtained through shell companies after supplying weapons to terrorist organizations. BME and other companies of Tony have been indicted and banned from doing business in the United States, but they are still active in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Despite grievous charges of defrauding the US Army of 5 million dollars and supplying weapons to anti-Army groups, BME, is still procuring international military contracts and expanding its business in Europe and other neighboring countries.
The problem is Tony Abi Saab is still roaming freely. He still has a valid travel visa and trade license. Local governments are scared to take action against him, so to end the menace of terrorism world leaders would have to unite and take some serious action against the offender of laws in the war-zones. Though his companies and business partners are under the radar of the United States and their activities are critically scrutinized, Tony is still out of reach to the federal government. He is not a normal criminal but a war-monger and instigator.