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Hirst, Chrissie, Bernardo Mariani and Adrian Wilkinson. 2004 ‘SALW Transfers - Republic of Montenegro.’ South Eastern Europe Small Arms and Light Weapons (SEESAC) Monitor, 2004, pp. 189. Belgrade: South Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons / SEESAC and Saferworld. 16 March

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SALW Transfers - Republic of Montenegro

[It] appears that 'small arms trafficking across borders is becoming negligible in Montenegro', although trafficking in other contraband is increasing; a handful of small-scale seizures at the border were reported in 2003 and there is a 'strong consensus that the market is saturated with weapons'.

However, should demand for weapons increase outside of Montenegro, it is highly likely that levels of small arms trafficking could pick up again, arguably assisted by lax border controls and widespread corruption, which appears to reach up to high levels of government.

Indicative is the trial of the former Montenegrin Minister of the Interior and current SCG Deputy Defence Minister in Italy on charges brought by the Italian authorities for co-ordinating weapons smuggling, and similar charges and allegations against top-level Montenegrin officials.

[SALW = Small arms and light weapons; SCG = State Union of Serbia and Montenegro ('Državna zajednica Srbija i Crna Gora' in Serbian)]

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