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UNODC. 2012 ‘What Is the Nature of this Market?.’ Transnational Organized Crime in Central America and the Caribbean: A Threat Assessment, p. 60. Vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. 1 September

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[I]n El Salvador, it is estimated that about 360,000 military-style weapons were not handed over at the end of the war,(75) and it is alleged that arms caches were moved to neighbouring countries…

In Nicaragua, only 17,000 firearms were surrendered, despite the fact that some 91,000 purported combatants were demobilized.(76) Nicaragua did eventually destroy over 100,000 firearms, but many more remain in the region…

[I]n Guatemala… Between 2008 and 2011, between 4,000 and 5,000 firearms were seized each year, of which between 58% and 60% were pistols. Assault rifles were also seized, but these comprised less than 4% of the total, consistently fewer than the number of homemade weapons seized…

Sources cited:

75) Weapons Collection in Central America: El Salvador and Guatemala (SAND Program on Security and Development, 2000).

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