“Oldy but goody. Counter Narcotics agents take out a drug plane before it manages to take off.”
Spanish Police have released striking pictures of a huge weapons haul seized from an organised crime group.
It includes over 10,000 assault rifles, machine guns, pistols, revolvers, and 400 shells and grenades.
The guns and ammunition were seized in January during an operation against firearms trafficking.
Investigators also found an illegal workshop with machinery to manipulate and reactivate weapons, near Bilbao. Five people were arrested.
Cash amounting to 80,000 euros (£70,000 / $85,000) was seized.
Police say the guns could easily have made their way onto the black market
The operation involved counter-terror police from Madrid, Bilbao, Valencia and Gerona.
Europol, which supported the investigation, said the firearms were sold in Spain, France and Belgium.
It said some of the weapons were deactivated, but did not comply with established standards.
Criminals acquired the arsenal largely through auctions and other legal channels before reactivating it.
The gang had been using a sports shop as a front for its distribution centre – which in reality sold firearms, weapon components and ammunition.
Police said the weapons would have had an easy journey onto the black market, and into the hands of terrorists or organised crime groups.
Europol said firearms traffickers exploit legal loopholes and legislative differences between EU countries to divert guns from legal suppliers.
Reactivating deactivated weapons is one of Europe’s main sources of illegal guns.
The agency said it had seen a significant increase in the number being supplied to criminals since 2014.
“10,000 assault rifles, machine guns, pistols, revolvers, and 400 shells and grenades Seized by Spanish Police. This looks like a stock pile for a war in my eyes not a black market storage facility.”
Counter Custody Entry Module – Ed Calderon of Ed’s Manifesto
Developed by security specialists operating south of the US border where kidnapping and ransom are common, The Counter Custody Entry Module is a direct and aggressive class designed to help you survive in locations that offer an uncertain degree of safety and little support from official channels. The intensive curriculum will force you to understand the perspective of the abductor and the experience of an abductee through high-pressure, situation-based training.
Students will learn to observe, identify and overcome the tactics of assault and abduction, with limited resources, tools or support. From improvised weapons to evading pursuit to confronting multiple opponents, students will leave the Counter Custody Entry Module more likely to avoid and survive criminal assault.
This intensive course will provide high-pressure situation-based training.
COUNTER CUSTODY ELEMENTS – ENTRY
Anatomy of an Abduction.
The Abductee Experience.
Specifics of Movement in a Non-Permissive Environment.
Escapology Tools and Concealment.
Endemic Criminal Methodology Overview.
Free hand options and entanglement.
Improvised Edged Weapons.
About the Instructor:
For over a decade Ed Calderon worked in the fields of counter narcotics, organized crime investigation, and public safety in the northern-border region of Mexico. During this period he also coordinated and worked executive protection details for high-level government officials and visiting dignitaries — often in some of the most dangerous parts of the country.
Ed Calderon’s study in to the indigenous Méxican criminal culture, from occult practices to endemic modus operandi have lead him to be recognized as one of the worlds preeminent researchers and trainers in the field of personal security that have come out of Mexico. Ed has had the privilege of sharing his expertise with members of federal law enforcement agencies, Navy SEALS, Indonesian Kapaska, Mexican GAFE, Mexican and United States intelligence service agents, and members of special forces groups from all over the world.
Currently, Ed travels North America doing security consulting and conducting seminars and private training courses in anti-abduction, escapology, unarmed combat, region specific executive protection work and unconventional edged weapons work. He is also a Chief Curriculum Advisor for Libre Fighting Systems and the Regional Director of Libre Fighting Systems in Mexico and a founding member of the Calidus Collective.
$325 Before May 1 after May 1
Course fee includes a Blackbox Kit from SEREpick http://www.serepick.com/blackbox
Space is limited
Hosted by Sierra Element
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Improvised Edge & Point Module – March 25 and 26
The Improvised Edge & Point Module is a curriculum adapted from methodologies found in criminal cultures from all over the world. Specifically designed for security professionals, military personnel, and civilians operating in areas and conditions not conducive to the carrying weapons, this course covers the procurement, manufacturing, concealment, and use of improvised weapons in non-permissive environments. In addition, the Improvised Edge & Point Module covers movement in urban landscapes and circumventing complex security issues found in many inhospitable areas.
This unique methodology has been taught to members of federal agencies both domestic and abroad, as well as members of special forces groups and private security contractors.
18 yrs and older. No exceptions.
*** This will be a physical class. Anyone with preexisting conditions (i.e. Heart issues, bone issues, etc.) should heed warning before signing up.
The cost of this 2-day course is $250. Each day will consist of 6 hours of instruction and hands-on applications of weapons in a Non-Permissive Environment (NPE).
Class times 10am- 5pm both days. We will break for lunch.
Attendance for this event will be capped. In order to guarantee a spot you must register.
-Street clothes, Bring additional set for day 2 that can be thrown away.
-Notebook and Pen
-Training blade if you have one
-Live carry blade
-Protective gear (Cup, mouth piece, goggles if you have them)