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Costa Rica Has Seized More Than 8,000 Illegal Firearms Since 2010

Latin American Herald Tribune (Venezuela)

3 December 2013

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Costa Rican authorities have seized more than 8,000 firearms since… May 2010, the Security Ministry announced Tuesday…

Among the weapons confiscated are 6,587 handguns, 353 shotguns, 596 rifles, 20 submachineguns, 785 homemade firearms and 130 grenades and other explosive devices, the official report said…

The Security Ministry also said that so far this year about 9,000 illegal weapons have been destroyed, many of which had been stored for years after being seized…

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