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Ukraine,South Sudan,South Korea,Singapore,Turkey,Australia,Pakistan,United Arab Emirates,Saudi Arabia,India,Israel,Italy,Spain,Russia,France,United Kingdom,Germany,China,United States

Killer Facts: The Scale of the Global Arms Trade, Gun Totals

22 August 2016

Amnesty International (London)

Transfers of heavy conventional weapons The top 10 exporters of conventional arms (excluding small arms/ light weapons – SALW) 2010-15 USA: US$55.006 billion Russia: US$42.404 billion China: US$9.943 billion Germany: US$ 9.467 billion France: US$ 8.932 billion UK: US$ 7.627 billion Spain: US$ 5.310 billion Italy: US$ 4.360 billion Ukraine: US$ 4.156 billion Israel: US$ 3.280 billion The top 10 importers of conventional arms (excluding SALWs) 2010-15 India:... (GunPolicy.org)

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Singapore,Hong Kong,India,Bangladesh

14 Sentenced to Death in Bangladesh Arms Smuggling Case

30 January 2014

Washington Post

DHAKA, Bangladesh — The head of the main Bangladeshi Islamist opposition party was among 14 people sentenced to death on Thursday on charges of smuggling weapons to a rebel group in neighboring India. Security officials had seized more than 4,000 firearms and 1 million bullets and other military equipment in April 2004 when they were being unloaded from fishing boats. According to case documents, the weapons and ammunition were destined for a former Indian insurgency... (GunPolicy.org)

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Singapore,Bangladesh

Bangladesh Civilian Gun Imports Dodging Taxes

26 August 2013

New Nation (Dhaka)

Some individuals are importing light guns, particularly pistol, revolver, shotgun and rifle, in the country in under invoiced price depriving the government a huge amount of revenues taking the advantage of relaxed mood of the National Board of Revenue [NBR], sources said. The non-prohibited bore of arms mainly permitted for the civilians - point 22, point 25, point 357 and point 32 caliber - are being imported from Singapore under the baggage rule. As per the rule,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Singapore

In Singapore: Stiff Penalties For Unlawful Gun Possession

8 August 2013

Straits Times (Singapore)

Gun control laws in Singapore are among the strictest in the world. The two main statutes governing firearms are the Arms Offences Act and the Arms and Explosives Act. They spell out tough penalties for both illegal possession and unlawful use of guns. For instance, anyone caught unlawfully possessing a gun or ammunition can be jailed for between five and 10 years, and given at least six strokes of the cane, according to the Arms Offences Act. Anyone caught using an... (GunPolicy.org)

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Singapore,Estonia,Brazil,Italy,United States,Germany,Malaysia

Brazil Named Fourth Top Arms Exporter in the World [PT]

8 July 2013

Tribuna Hoje (Brazil)

[Translated summary - A new Small Arms Survey report shows Brazil is ranked the fourth biggest arms exporter in the world. In 2010, Brazil exported $326 million (£736 million) in arms and ammunition, behind the United States of America, Germany, and Italy. Most of the exported weapons go to the United States, Malaysia, Germany, Estonia and Singapore.] O Brasil ocupa a 4ª posição no ranking de maiores exportadores de armamentos do mundo, segundo documento divulgado... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada,Singapore,India

80-Yr-Old Indian Engineer Arrested for Supplying Arms Parts to Gang

1 May 2013

DNA India (Mumbai)

An 80-year-old man from Dadar was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly supplying spare parts of imported weapons, arms and ammunition to a Uttar Pradesh-based gang. A joint team of the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad and Mumbai police also recovered spare parts of imported weapons and ammunition from his flat. Senior inspector of Dadar police station Prakash Patil said that D'Souza was arrested from his fifth floor flat at Salvation Apartments in Agar Bazaar area.... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canada,Singapore,India

India's Anti-Terrorist Squad Busts Gun Smuggling Gang

19 April 2013

Pioneer (India)

LUCKNOW - Sleuths of the Anti-Terrorists Squad (ATS) arrested four persons and claimed to have busted a gang which is smuggling parts of arms from overseas and assembling them here to dispose it off later to hardened criminals at higher rates. They said to have recovered arms in large quantity besides equipments and tools used for assembling. Giving the details of the above development here on Thursday afternoon, ADG (law and order) Arun Kumar, said that the ATS is... (GunPolicy.org)

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Singapore,Indonesia,Australia,Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea Police Arrest Man Over Alleged Gun Smuggling

14 September 2012

Pacific Islands News Association (Fiji) / Post Courier

A substantial amount of gun powder, live bullets, firearms and accessories were seized by the National Criminal Intelligence Unit (NCIU) of Lae police and Border Security officers in Lae recently. The weapons and gun powder were confiscated following a police intelligence report of alleged gun smuggling into the country, and especially through the Lae port. On Tuesday this week, police arrested an Indonesian man and charged him with four counts of unlawfully dealings... (GunPolicy.org)

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Vietnam,Thailand,Singapore,Philippines,Myanmar,Malaysia,Laos,Indonesia,Cambodia,Brunei

Southeast Asian Nations Meet in Cambodia to Strengthen Small Arms Control

29 March 2012

Xinhua

PHNOM PENH -- The ASEAN security officials gathered here on Wednesday to seek effective measures for cooperation to prevent disasters caused by illegal arms smuggling and trafficking, said Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sar Kheng. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the three-day ASEAN workshop on Small Arms, Light Weapons and Unexploded Ordnances Control, Sar Kheng said the meeting was very important to identify effective measures for... (GunPolicy.org)

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Madagascar,Guinea,Ghana,Botswana,Angola,Algeria,South Africa,Europe,Asia,Americas,Africa,Russia,Austria,Israel,Germany,Italy,United States,Yemen,Philippines,Pakistan,Sri Lanka,Tunisia,Brazil,Burkina Faso,Egypt,Côte d'Ivoire,Malawi,Mauritania,Morocco,Namibia,Niger,Nigeria,Congo (ROC),Senegal,Tanzania,Uganda,Zambia,Zimbabwe,Argentina,Ecuador,Chile,Honduras,Guatemala,United Arab Emirates,Trinidad & Tobago,Jordan,Dominican Republic,Singapore,Kazakhstan,Liberia,Saudi Arabia,Bosnia & Herzegovina,Congo (DRC),Guyana,Mauritius,Latvia,Oman,Nepal,Somalia,Bolivia,Colombia,Venezuela,Peru,Mexico,Qatar,Kuwait,Indonesia,Malaysia,Thailand

Brazilian Gun Industry Seeks New Markets: Africa and Asia [PT]

27 January 2012

Publica (Brazil)

[Translated summary: With the support of the Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs, Brazilian gun manufacturers seek new markets in countries with a history of human rights violations: Tunisia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Philippines and Yemen. Brazil is among the six countries in the world with annual exports exceeding $ 100 million, according to recent research from Small Arms Survey. According to the Army, responsible for supervising and controlling exports from 2005 to... (GunPolicy.org)

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Singapore

Constable Accidentally Shoots Himself in Singapore

28 September 2011

Asia One (Singapore)

KAJANG - A police constable is fighting for his life after accidentally shooting himself at the district police headquarters here yesterday. Constable Syaiful Nizam Zamaluddin, 24, was about to surrender his duty gun, a revolver .38, after finishing his shift, when the gun accidentally went off in the incident at 7.50pm. District police chief Assistant Commissioner Ab Rashid Ab Wahab said the victim who had been admitted at the Intensive Care unit of the Kajang... (GunPolicy.org)

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Singapore

Gun-crazy Singaporeans Must Join Club, Get Licence, Register Weapons

10 December 2010

Straits Times (Singapore)

Most Singaporeans think gun ownership is banned in Singapore. Not true. You can own a gun in Singapore, but it comes with several restrictions. First, you have to be a member of the Singapore Gun Club. Membership will set you back $1,980 for the entrance fee, and an additional $300 per month. Then, you will have to apply for an Arms and Explosives licence from the Singapore Police Force. Once the police grants you a licence, you can purchase your own firearm from a... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States,Singapore,Sri Lanka

Singaporeans Tried to Smuggle US Guns to Sri Lanka, Landed in Jail

3 November 2008

Straits Times (Singapore)

A Singaporean who tried to buy American weapons for Sri Lankan rebels, but got snagged in a sting operation, has been jailed for 37 months by a Baltimore court in the United States. Haniffa Osman, 57, pleaded guilty to the charges and was also sentenced by US District Judge Catherine Blake to three years' supervision on his release. She said that of the three men who conspired to help the Sri Lankan Tamil Tigers procure arms through agent T. Varatharasa, Haniffa was... (GunPolicy.org)

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Singapore,United States,Germany

German HK416 Assault Rifle Could Replace US M-16, Claim Its Promoters

20 January 2008

Electric New Paper (Singapore)

It's no joke to say that the arms race between gun manufacturers is deadly serious. After all, a successful deal could translate into millions of dollars, especially when the weapon for an entire army force is replaced. This is where the Heckler & Koch 416 comes in. Talk is rife that this state-of-the-art assault rifle is touted as the possible weapon that may replace the ubiquitous M16 rifle — some 8 million have been produced and used by many armed forces around... (GunPolicy.org)

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Singapore

Petite 'Singapore Girls' Wowed US Machine Gun Buyers, Export Arms Trade

6 January 2008

Straits Times (Singapore)

She was one of Singapore's first weapons salesmen and had her audience of seasoned weapons buyers awestruck by the time she finished her firing demonstration. The year was 1983. Local weapons maker Chartered Industries of Singapore (CIS) had made its first light machine gun, the Ultimax 100, and wanted to introduce itself to the global arms market with a bang. Pitted against reputable weapons makers who had been in business since the days of single-shot muskets, CIS'... (GunPolicy.org)

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Singapore

Smuggling Illegal Replica Guns Into Singapore Can Bring Up to 3yrs Jail

11 April 2007

Earth Times (New York)

SINGAPORE — More people are bringing illegal toy guns into Singapore in 2007 than in previous years, police said on Tuesday. There have been 21 cases so far this year, compared to 38 cases of airsoft gun possession investigated in 2006, a statement said. Airsoft guns are used in a recreational activity in which players participate in simulation of military combat. Owning an unlicensed airsoft gun is punishable by up to three years in jail and a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Bulgaria,Syria,Singapore

Singapore 'CIA Agent' Brokered Bulgaria-Syria Gun Sale, Got 1.5yrs in Jail

17 March 2007

Straits Times (Singapore)

A man sentenced to 1½ years in jail last year for brokering an illegal arms deal lost his appeal in the High Court yesterday. B. R. Chaandrran, 46, was found guilty by a district judge last October of plotting with another Singaporean, Colin Mak, 30, to arrange a contract to acquire 20,000 AKMS rifles from Bulgaria worth US$3.4 million (S$5.2 million), even though he had 'reason to believe' that the weapons were likely to end up in Syria. Chaandrran, who has been in... (GunPolicy.org)

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