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Brazil. 2018 ‘International Transfers.’ National Report of Brazil 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); Section III (Question 5.12), p. 9. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations. 1 January
5.12 During the reporting period, was action taken against groups or individuals engaged in transferring SALW illegally (e.g. prosecution) YES
Since our last report, Brazilian authorities have intensified Combating illicit trafficking in weapons. The Federal Police alone conducted several operations which resulted in dozens of arrests and seizures of weapons. Besides the Federal Police, the Brazilian Army, through the Fiscalization of Controlled Products Office, conducts routine inspection operations on legal persons authorized to produce, sell or export all arms and light weapons.
[SALW = small arms and light weapons]