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Dangers of the ‘Iron Pipeline’


Dangers of the ‘Iron Pipeline’

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IT IS OFTEN called the “iron pipeline” and it stretches from Georgia to New Yorkand possibly to Barbados and its Caribbean neighbours.

Tragically, that speculation may help explain how come Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and other Caribbean countries are awash in guns.

The pipeline in question funnels deadly weaponry, guns that range from Tec-9 automatic, AK-47, MAC-11 and AR15 guns to a plethora of pistols and revolvers that are made in Georgia but end up in the hands of criminals and others in New York who in turn may be getting them to Caribbean nations.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

BARBADIAN Michael Waithe (centre) sharing a happy moment in  with his attorney, Michael Smalls (left), and Brooklyn district attorney Ken Thompson worked to get Waithe’s criminal conviction removed from his record. (FP)