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South Korea. 2008 ‘Law Enforcement/Criminalization.’ National Report of the Republic of Korea 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. 12-13. New York NY: Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations. 20 May

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4. Law enforcement/criminalization

Pursuant to Article 70 of the Act on the Control of Firearms, Swords, Explosives, etc., illicit possessors, manufacturers, sellers, exporters and importers are subject to imprisonment of less than ten years or a fine of less than 20,000,000 KRW (approximately 20,000 USD).

According to Article 71 of the Act on the Control of Firearms, Swords, Explosives, etc., those who are engaged in illicit transfers of small arms and light weapons are subject to imprisonment of less than five years or a fine of less than 10,000,000 KRW (approximately 10,000 USD).

According to Article 72 of the Firearms Control Act, authorized possessors' noncompliance with safety checks regulated in Article 42 of the Act is subject to imprisonment of less than three-years or a fine of less than 7,000,000 KRW (approximately 7,000USD).

Pursuant to Article 73 of the Firearms Control Act, those who find abandoned or inadequately stored small arms and light weapons fail to report them to provincial/metropolitan police agencies and those who conducted illicit remodeling of small arms and light weapons are subject to imprisonment of less than two years or a fine of 5,000,000 KRW (approximately 5,000USD).

According to Article 62 of the Defense Acquisition Act, the illicit manufacture, import, export, transfer, possession, stockpiling and destruction of small arms and light weapons are subject to imprisonment of less than ten years or a fine of less than 50,000,000 KRW (approximately 50,000USD).

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