The BBC has found that officers for the United Nations traded illegally in gold and weaponry with Congolese militia. The report stated that investigators from the UN were harassed and intimidated when trying to report on the issue.
The initial allegations surfaced last year, and the UN Mission in Congo said that it was aware of the accusations of trafficking between 2004 and 2005. According to UN spokesperson Michele Montas said two investigations were being held.
The BBC report stated: "Repeatedly he saw militia who had been disarmed one day, but the next day would become rearmed again. The information he could obtain was always the same, that it would be the Pakistani battalion giving arms back..."