Justice Department Launches Gun Trafficking Strike Units in Five Cities



U.S. Department of Justice Launches New Crackdown on Firearms Trafficking

Washington (Reuters)-The US Department of Justice officially launches a new initiative this week to crack down on firearm trafficking. The strategy creates five strike units that confuse criminals who sell guns used in crime in partnership with local law enforcement agencies. The first strike unit announced in June https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/us-justice-department-launch-new-effort-crack-down-firearms-trafficking-2021-06-22, Focus on the “Important Gun Trafficking Corridor” including New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington DC. As part of the launch, Attorney General Merrick Garland and Attorney General Lisa Monaco will visit Washington, DC. Headquartered in Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) on Thursday, Garland will then travel to Chicago to meet with federal and local law enforcement agencies.