Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library

Guatemala. 2009 ‘Illegal Importation of Firearms (Importación ilegal de armas).’ Firearms and Ammunition Act, Decree No. 15 (Ley de Armas y Municiones, Decreto Numero 15); Title VI, Chapter II (Article 99), pp. 25-26. Guatemala City: Congress of Guatemala. 21 April

Relevant contents

Artículo 99. Importación ilegal de armas

Comete delito de importación ilegal de armas, quien sin tener licencia o autorización, o sin declarar en la aduana respectiva, ingrese al territorio nacional cualquier tipo de arma de las clasificadas en esta Ley.

El responsable de este delito será sancionado con prisión de cinco (5) a ocho (8) años inconmutables y comiso de las armas.

Si las armas son más de dos (2) o de las clasificadas en esta Ley como armas de fuego bélicas o de uso exclusivo del Ejército de Guatemala, armas blancas bélicas o de uso exclusivo del Ejército de Guatemala, explosivos, armas químicas, biológicas, atómicas, trampas bélicas y armas experimentales, la pena a imponerse será de ocho (8) a doce (12) años de prisión inconmutables y comiso de las armas…

++++

Translated content:

Article 99. Illegal Importation of Firearms

Those who commit the offence of illegally importing firearms are those who without licence or authorisation, or without declaring to the competent Customs, bring into the country any firearms that are listed in the Act.

Those who perpetrate this offence shall be punished by imprisonment of five (5) to eight (8) years and confiscation of firearms.

If in possession of more then two (2) firearms or of those that are listed in the Act as military weapons or to be used exclusively by the Guatemalan military, explosives, chemical, biological or nuclear weapons, military traps and experimental firearms, the penalty to be imposed shall be eight (8) to twelve (12) years in prison and confiscation of firearms…

ID: Q10516

As many publishers change their links and archive their pages, the full-text version of this article may no longer be available from the original link. In this case, please go to the publisher's web site or use a search engine.