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Thailand. 2008 ‘Surplus Destruction.’ 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), pp. 8-9. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Thailand to the United Nations. 1 July

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Surplus Destruction

All confiscated and collected small arms and light weapons are disposed of as surplus weapons. Thailand usually destroys surplus weapons at least once a year.

Small Arms and Light Weapons surrendered under the buyback program were destroyed under strict supervision. In addition, there is a systematic and clear disposal measures. The confiscated weapons are secured by joint military and police units. When the cases are concluded, the joint committee will consider these weapons again. Those weapons which are still usable will be handed over to the armed force or police authority to be registered as a legally government weapons.

Concerning the measure of destruction of the armed forces' weapons, the Supreme Command Headquarters will destroy old arms when they are no longer in a good condition by separating their parts and changing their conditions or melting them. The surplus weapons are considered as a burden to the armed forces due to high maintenance costs; therefore, they are not generally collected for other purposes.

In addition the Air Force of Thailand orders the agency involved to report the status of the arms every month.

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