On Thursday The Palm Beach Post reported a M92 semi-automatic pistol used in the Paris terror attack was traced back to Century International Arms in Delray Beach, Florida.
Century buys and resells military grade surplus firearms. It specializes purchasing weapons overseas and reselling them to dealers.
In 2011 secret diplomatic cables made public by WikiLeaks indicated the company was involved in selling weapons to “unauthorized brokers” and an Israeli arms dealer acted as a frequent middleman in illegal transfers.
The company has a history of engaging in shady operations. The Center for Public Integrity reported in 2011 that Romanian WASR-10 rifles (a Kalashnikov variant) produced by Century International Arms were found at crime scenes in Mexico. The weapons were said to be “a favorite of the Mexican drug cartels and in recent years hundreds of them have been traced to crimes in Mexico.”
The Post reported at least seven of the weapons used or discovered after the November 13 attacks in Paris have been identified as being produced by a factory located in central Serbia owned by Century International Arms.