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Of Mules And Money: Windsor Star Exposes Illegal Gun Trade Between Detroit And Canada

December 19, 2013



"There's just so many guns coming, hidden in so many areas, you can't get them all."

Craig Pearson and Trevor Wilhelm, Windsor Star reporters.

Denisa Manga was once a forensic sciences student at Wayne State. By all accounts, she was a good student, and a good person, full of fun and energy, like most college students. So how did she become a gun runner and part of a huge gun smuggling network between Detroit and Windsor? Her story is part of a multi-media series appearing in the Windsor Star and on its web site. WDET’s Pat Batcheller talked to the Star’s Craig Pearson and Trevor Wilhelm, who spent months reporting and researching the influx of illegal weapons across the Detroit River. Click on the audio links above to hear the conversation.

Read the Windsor Star's series "The Way of the Gun" here.