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Moldova. 2005 ‘Security of Transport.’ National Report of Moldova on its Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), p. 8. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Moldova to the United Nations. 1 January

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Security of Transport

All movements of arms and ammunition can only be done by the order of the chief of armament and logistics staff. For this purpose, military vehicles are used. Before being transferred arms and ammunition are carefully packed by type into standard, sealed cases. Accompanying list and handover/take over protocols are the type of documents that have to be attached to arms and ammunition cases transported.

The most essential rule applied to transfers of arms and ammunition is that all different types of equipment are to be transported separately in different vehicles. Transfers have to be coordinated (time and route) with local authorities and the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Each vehicle carrying arms and ammunition has the accompanying list and handover/take over protocols containing the information on number of equipment transferred a factory's number where transferred equipment had been produced as well as serial numbers of arms and ammunition and the year of their manufacturing. The accompanying list has to be signed by the unit's chief of rocket and artillery service and by the person responsible for storage facility. Then the unit commander approves the list and endorses it with the unit's official seal.

Normally, while transporting arms and ammunition the first and the last trucks in column are the military armed escort. The Ministry of Internal Affair's road police and the Ministry of Defense's military police escort the column in front and from the rear (respectively).

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