Archive for the 'Organized crime' Category

AUSTRALIA – Black-market taser trade tied to clubs [unclear if actually TASER products] (2011-10-22)

Posted on October 22 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : “Tasers” – it’s not clear whether these are TASER Inc. products or the term is used in the generic sense – are illegal in Australia outside of the police. They are readily available on the black-market in Sydney: in bars and clubs and are increasingly being carried as security weapons by drug-dealers, […]

UK – Stun Guns: Criminals’ New Weapon Of Choice (2011-10-13)

Posted on October 13 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS : Note: this article concerns stun-guns, so-called “generic tasers” – examples are given of costs of $20 only for a “taser”. Criminals are increasingly choosing illegally-acquired stun guns as their weapon of choice, a Sky News investigation has revealed. The devices are sold openly on market stalls in the Far East – and […]

USA – West Govina, California: Gang member sentenced for string of violent video game store robberies [Many victims tasered] (2011-03-25)

Posted on March 25 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This post of of interest because the taser is increasingly becoming a weapon of choice of serious criminals, in this case a gang in Los Angeles County committing multiple felonies: “More than a dozen victims were bound, stunned with a Taser and terrorized at gunpoint,” according to the D.A.’s statement… In the […]

UK – Bradford: Restaurant boss guilty of county’s biggest haul of heroin, tasers in arsenal (2011-03-12)

Posted on March 12 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Tasers are increasingly becoming a weapon of choice for organized crime: “The prosecutor said Wright had pleaded guilty to the two offences and a further charge of possessing a Taser stun gun and police-style batons, but there would have to be a trial of issue over his basis of pleas.”]] Bradford Telegraph […]

FRANCE / SWITZERLAND / THAILAND – Six Lyonnais arrêtés en Suisse en possession de 42 Taser [Swiss police arrest 6 people from Lyon (France) leaving country with 42 tasers] (2011-02-03)

Posted on February 3 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: On 3 February the Swiss police arrest 6 men aged 20-25 from Lyon in France leaving Geneva by train with 42 tasers “42 pistolets à impulsions électriques Taser” (and masks of Ben Laden & Lenin and “Scream” !). The tasers were, according to the Swiss border police purchased in Thailand in a […]