The Scottish publication Sunday Heraldsays that two of the most important activists against weapon illegal trade and drug dealing were among the passengers of the Air France aircrafts who died in the Atlantic Ocean accident. The deaths of Argentinean Pablo Dreyfus and Swiss Ronald Dreyer are food for conspiracy theories that surface in finding the real reason of the crash. All 288 persons on board of Airbus 330 died in the tragic accident.
Sunday Herald reads that Dreyfus and Dreyer were extremely active in trying to stop the illegal gun trade in Latin America.
Pablo Dreyfus, 39, was said to be "an important player" in the Brazilian authorities' actions to put an end to weapons being supplied to the drug dealers in Rio de Janeiro. He worked as a consultant for Small Arms Survey, a think-tank from Geneva.
Ronald Dreyer was also a consultant for the Geneva organisation. The Swiss diplomat was coordinator of Geneva Declaration against the armed violence, and used to work with UN missions in El Salvador, Mozambique, Azerbaijan, Kosovo and Angola.
Dreyfus and Dreyer were going to present the latest edition of Small Arms Survey handbook in Switzerland.
"Dreyfus was an advocate of the stringent labelling of ammunition by weapons firms, arguing that by clearly identifying ammunition not only by its producer but also its purchaser, the likelihood of weapons being sourced by criminals from corrupt police or armed forces personnel is greatly reduced", the Scottish publication reads.
His main focus was Brazilian company Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos, which had bought German Metallwerk Elisenhutte Nassau and a Czech guns producer. Dreyfus said at some point that CBC "needs to consider the risk of its exports supporting the violence in Brazil".