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Small Arms Survey. 2001 ‘Crime, Conflict, Corruption: Global illicit small arms transfers.’ Small Arms Survey 2001: Profiling the Problem, p. 176. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1 July

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[I]n April 1999, Moldovan customs officials confiscated a Ukrainian cargo plane at the airport in Chisinau, Moldova, carrying 5,000 undeclared Hungarian-made pistols.

The original flight plan followed a route from Budapest, Hungary on to Chisinau, followed by a stopover in Bulgaria and finally on to Yemen, where the weapons would be transferred to the Yemeni Defence Ministry.

However, Moldovan officials suspected that the end-user certificate was false and that the actual destination of the guns was to be Yugoslavia (Demidetsky, 2000).

Source cited:

Demidetsky, Valery. 1999. 'Moldavia detains Ukrainian plane loaded with hidden arms'. Itar-Tass. 13 April.

ID: Q122

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