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Belarus. 2005 ‘Procedures to Maximize the Security of SALW Transport.’ National Report of Belarus on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), p. 12. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Belarus to the United Nations. 1 January

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Procedures to Maximize the Security of SALW Transport

Depending on the distance, the state of the road network and the delivery deadlines, SALW may be transported by road or by rail, accompanied by an armed guard.

Railway carriages for SALW transport are subject to the following requirements:

- The walls, floors and roof of the carriage must be in good condition, without holes, cracks or broken boards, so that the carriage cannot be penetrated from outside;
- The windows and hatches must be completely covered and have working locks; when preparations are being made to dispatch SALW, overhead hatches must also be blocked with wooden beams measuring 50x50 mm and 6 mm diameter wire;
- The carriage doors must close completely, with working locks to prevent them from opening while the train is moving.

As SALW are loaded into the carriage, they must be checked off on a list.

The carriage doors must be closed, door locks must be fastened by two barbed wire coils 6 mm in diameter secured by twisting. Door locks must be sealed and seal control marks must be recorded on the list for protected military transport.

All shipment routes and their security are planned and vetted in advance. Armed convoys are accompanied at all times. It is obligatory for weapons to be transported separately from ammunition in the various means of transport.

[SALW = Small arms and light weapons]

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