Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Samoa. 2016 ‘Destruction.’ National Report of Samoa on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 5, p. 14. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Samoa to the United Nations. 17 March
Section 5: Stockpile Management
Actions taken during the reporting period
10.6 During the reporting period, has your country destroyed surplus stocks? YES
10.6.1 How many SALW were destroyed? Include details on destruction.
During the last recorded activity undertaken by the Ministry of Police in 2006, approximately 100 SALW were destroyed by cutting/shredding, crushing and burial on land. Recently, in December 2015, approximately 322 SALW were destroyed by cutting/shredding/crushing and dumping into the sea (about 10 miles).
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]