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Thailand. 2008 ‘Stockpile Management.’ National Report of Thailand 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), p. 6. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Thailand to the United Nations. 1 July

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Stockpile Management

National legislation and other measures properly cover the management and security of the small arms and light weapons stockpile. The armed forces and national police maintain strict accountability processes for its weapons. Moreover, stocks of the arms held by armed forces, police and other authorities are reviewed yearly.

Military small arms and light weapons, are strictly and effectively secured at military storage and defense facilities which are guarded 24 hours a day. Whenever the arms are brought out to be used in training or other purposes, there is an effective system in checking the stocks when being returned. There are officers who are responsible for this matter.

All weapons are kept in appropriate conditions. Any lost or stolen cases are immediately reported to the superior authority and the appropriate investigatingbody. In addition, all officers who have access are subject to security clearance.

In addition, the Ministry of Defense is now developing a system to make arms stocks anywhere in the country to be the same as the system which is online. Furthurmore, the Ministry of Defense is now trying to strengthen related intelligence gathering measures, especially with regard to arms smuggling along the borders.

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