The illicit arms trade is probably one of the least transparent trade systems worldwide. Due to wars and conflicts around the world, the production of arms and weapons has increased immensely, also caused opportunity for corrupt businessmen to earn easy money by smuggling firearms.
Tony Abi Saab is one such war-monger who is inflicting pain in the world by supplying illegal weapons through his principal company Brescia Middle East. He also operates through a web of shell companies around the world like Tactical Ltd, K5 Global, Bennet-Fouch, G2Armory, and SIMAINT. The companies are in Italy: ARMERIA AMELIO GAMBA Srl, INTESA SANPAOLO S.P.A., Benelli Armi, franchi division, Fiocchi munizione, Armeria brignoli Silvio & c snc , BLS — Germany: Umarex gmbh & co KG — France: Noble france sa — Turkey: Osmanli Arms, ISTANBUL and KONYA, KOMANDO AV SAN TIC LTD, ATA Av tufekleri — Bangladesh: Emran arms, — East Europe and Russia: Kula Ltd., Tiblisi - Georgia, LOBASTOV IVAN, Baikal Ltd, Izhevsk city, Russia, Arsenal, Bulgaria, MSN and CSG Group, Czech Republic, Berkut Ltd, Ukraine — Brasil: Condor.
Through these companies, Tony runs the illicit arms trafficking business in the Middle East. He supplies weapons to non-state armed groups or terrorist organizations with similar political ideas. The illicit arms trade in the Middle East is the main cause of civilian losses. The UN should reform certain policies which can control the movement of illegal weapons.