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Ethiopia. 2005 ‘Prohibited Traffic in Arms.’ Criminal Code of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia - Proclamation No 414/2004; Book IV - Title VI - Chapt V (Article 481). Addis Ababa: President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. 9 May

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Article 481. - Prohibited Traffic in Arms

(1) Whoever, apart from crimes against the security of the State (Art. 256):

(a) makes, imports, exports or transports, acquires, receives, stores or hides, offers for sale, puts into circulation or distributes, without special authorization or contrary to law, weapons, explosives or munitions of any kind, with the intent of trafficking; or

(b) without indulging in trafficking, knowingly sells, delivers or hands over arms to suspect or dangerous persons,

is punishable with fine and rigorous imprisonment not exceeding five years, or, in serious cases, with rigorous imprisonment not exceeding ten years, without prejudice to confiscation of the specified materials…

(3) In cases where the crime is committed by manufacturing or assembling firearms, their parts and components or ammunition from parts and components illicitly trafficked without securing a license or authorization from the competent authority of the state where the manufacture or assembly takes place or without making the firearms in accordance with the law;

the punishment shall be rigorous imprisonment from five years to twelve years.

(4) Where the crime is committed for gain or where the criminal has made a profession of such acts, he shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment from five years to fifteen years.

(5) Nothing shall affect the application of laws issued concerning the making, carrying or use of weapons entailing penalties under petty offences (Art. 808 and 809)1.

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