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International Crisis Group. 2010 ‘Arms from Abroad.’ Illicit Arms in Indonesia (No. 109), pp. 11-12. Jakarta: International Crisis Group. 6 September

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Arms from abroad enter Indonesia legally, through licensed importers, and illegally, through smuggling. There is a large grey area in between.

Smuggling from abroad through mafias at key ports such as Tanjung Priok in Jakarta may account for the largest number of illegal weapons in Indonesia but no one could even hazard a guess at the scale. Police said that the number of cases of gun smuggling rose from sixteen in 2008 to 25 in 2009 but it is not clear how many weapons were involved, and these were obviously only the intercepted shipments. A much smaller number comes in through insurgents and violent extremist organisations.

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