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Indonesian National Police. 2017 ‘Riau Police Destroy 1,637 Illegal Firearms.’ Indonesian Police Media Release. Jakarta: Police Public Relations Division. 15 November

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Riau Regional Police has destroyed 1,637 illegal firearms from operations held by police ranks some time ago.

"We destroy it so that it will not be misused according to its allocation," explained Riau Police Chief, Inspector General Pol Nandang, Tuesday (14/11/2017).

Kapolda Riau explained that the majority of the firearms included assemblies to be destroyed in order to avoid misuse by civilians. The firearms are deliberately cut into pieces so that they can no longer be used.

Of the 1,637 firearms, there are 1,413 craft guns and 244 standard police firearms.

"The possession of weapons (in the jurisdiction of the Riau Police), especially for security, is not so much, but for sports like Perbakin it is fine," concluded the Riau Police Chief.

[Editor's note: translated from Indonesian into English by GunPolicy.org]

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