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Lithuania. 2018 ‘International Transfers.’ National Report of Lithuania 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. 12. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Lithuania to the United Nations. 1 January

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5.12 During the reporting period, was action taken against groups or individuals engaged in transferring SALW illegally (e.g. prosecution) YES

5.12.1 Details:
In 2016 Lithuania in close cooperation with the Spain and the Europol completed an international operation in the framework of investigations conducted in respective countries regarding to the illicit trafficking in firearms, manufacturing and realization. During the operation 9 persons were detained, 19 searches were carried out, 4 illegal manufactures were dismantled, 11 converted firearms and a large quantity of ammunition were seized.

In 2017 the Lithuania's LEA in close cooperation with the UK and the Europol completed an international operation in the framework of investigations conducted in respective countries regarding to the illicit trafficking in firearms. During the operation 7 persons (LT nationals) were detained and 5 of them were charged for criminal offense (2 of them were arrested and deported to the UK under the European Arrest Warrant).

During the operation 12 firearms with silencers and 1 grenade were seized.

[SALW = small arms and light weapons]

ID: Q13800

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