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Black Market Handguns Advertised Openly in Remote Regions of China
17 May 2012
South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)
Black market explosives and pistols are advertised openly in the remote, mountainous Yunnan county where a mysterious suicide bomber killed three people and injured 16 last week, the South China Morning Post can reveal.
Most advertisers claim they can arrange delivery by car within an hour in central Kunming , the provincial capital, with guns handed over outside supermarkets and post offices.
Some advertisers also said they had delivery networks in remote counties.... (GunPolicy.org)
Read More: South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)
Southeast Asian Nations Meet in Cambodia to Strengthen Small Arms Control
29 March 2012
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)
Read More: Xinhua
Virginian Company Fined for Attempted Yemeni Arms Brokering Deal
7 January 2010
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - A Virginia company run by a would-be arms merchant pleaded guilty Thursday to trying to sell guns, night vision goggles and other military equipment to people in Yemen, Libya and other foreign countries.
Ioannis "John" Papathanassiou, 51, of Vienna, Va., entered the guilty plea on behalf of his company, Taipan Enterprises Ltd., at a hearing Thursday in U.S. District Court, admitting that his company sought to broker arms deals without a... (GunPolicy.org)
Read More: Associated Press
Two Men Arrested for Trafficking Pen Guns, Handguns in Vietnam
31 March 2008
Thanh Nien News
Police in the northern port city of Hai Phong Saturday arrested two men and seized 24 guns, dozens of bullets, along with other gun parts, binoculars, and knives.
Nguyen Minh Tri, 51, and Pham Cao Son, 42, who are permanent residents of the city, were caught carrying specialized arms in their pockets, a police source said.
Authorities caught Tri with a pen-shaped gun and 12 bullets, while Son was nabbed carrying three firearms containing 30 bullets.
After searching... (GunPolicy.org)
Read More: Thanh Nien News
A Sampling from 6 Months' Worth of Small-Arms Mishaps in Vietnam 
18 February 2007
New York Times
The following excerpts are from an Army report on small-arms mishaps in Vietnam from Jan. 1 to June 20, 1967, as reported by the adjutant's office of the United States Army Vietnam to the commander in chief of the United States Army Pacific.
WIA Wounded in action
KIA Killed in action
M16 M-16 rifle
vM60 M-60 machine gun
M79 M-79 grenade launcher
.50 .50-caliber machine gun
.45 .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol
.38 .38-caliber revolver
vHG hand grenade
WPHG white... (GunPolicy.org)
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Gun Runners Stole 68 Vietnam Government Pistols for Sale to China: Police
29 October 2006
Vietnam Bridge / SGGP
50 people appeared Friday in Tuyen Quang Province People's Court on charges of illegal weapons trading, drug smuggling and bribery.
Taking advantage of a careless supervisor, a storeman at a Ministry of Public Security armory managed to steal 65 K54 pistols, three K59 pistols and 82 K54 bullets from 2002 to 2004.
Nguyen Manh Duc was arrested while trying to send the stolen weapons to his accomplices to smuggle into China.
A raid on the accomplices also netted 836.8... (GunPolicy.org)
Read More: Vietnam Bridge / SGGP
Latvian Man Found With Gun at Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh Airport
1 September 2006
Thanh Nien News / Vietnam News Agency
Security personnel at Ho Chi Minh City's Tan Son Nhat airport caught a Latvian passenger Tuesday with a gun in his checked-in baggage.
Police have detained the man to trace the source of the gun and his reason for carrying it.
The same day a Vietnamese passenger flying to Thailand from the airport was detained after he claimed he had a bomb.
A search failed to turn up a bomb in the plane or in his belongings. Police discovered the passenger was... (GunPolicy.org)
Read More: Thanh Nien News / Vietnam News Agency
Vietnam Army Captain Shot Woman With AK-47 Despite Strict Gun Laws
20 July 2006
Thanh Nien (Ho Chi Minh City)
A turbulence divorce just days earlier might have caused an army forces captain to shoot and kill his former mother-in-law in central Vietnam yesterday, their relatives said.
The murderer Tran Quoc Ngu, 31, was arrested on Wednesday evening, about four hours after he killed his former mother-in-law Nguyen Thi Nguyet, 50, at her home.
The divorce between Ngu and Nguyet's daughter Nguyen Khanh Duy, 27, was rocky as Ngu withdrew his initial divorce request once the case... (GunPolicy.org)
Read More: Thanh Nien (Ho Chi Minh City)
'Eat Or I'll Shoot'
12 December 2002
South African Press Assocation / SAPA
HANOI, Vietnam — A 13-year-old boy fatally shot his younger sister in the head in southern Vietnam because she refused to eat her lunch, local police said Friday.
Pham Quoc Khan was home alone with his 11-year-old sister, Cuong, on Wednesday, as they often were while their parents worked on their shrimp farm.
Khanh cooked lunch after school for his sister while she watched her favourite video. When he called her to come and eat, she ignored him and continued... (GunPolicy.org)
Read More: South African Press Assocation / SAPA