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Mozambique. 2010 ‘Marking.’ National Report of Mozambique 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); Section A.3.ii), pp. 5-6. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Mozambique to the United Nations. 1 January

Relevant contents


Regarding basic provisions exist to prevent the manufacture, stockpiling, transfer and possession of unmarked or inadequately marked SALW.

The AAA [Arms and Ammunition Act], Art.43 holds that:

"…Firearms are marked during the process of import, export, transit, seizure, confiscation and transfer to the State by citizens…"

Regarding serial number of the firearm and the number (1) the AAA, Article 44
holds that:

"…Firearms should be indelible marked by inserting in the upper side of the barrel the manufacturer, country and year of manufacture, followed by the initials PRM [Polícia de Republica de Moçambique]…"

Article 45 (3) holds that:

"…Record keeping should be maintained for up to 10 years …"

Article 46 contains provisions dealing with falsifying, altering, removing markings and denying of information, which determine that:

"…those who alter, falsify, remove the marking or deny providing information
regarding firearms will be punished in terms of the law and, firearms shall be
apprehended in favour of the State…"

[SALW= Small Arms and Light Weapons]

ID: Q4691

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