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Armenia. 2003 ‘Illegal Procurement, Transportation or Carrying of Weapons, Ammunition, Explosives or Explosive Devices.’ Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia; Section 9 (Chapter 23). Yerevan: Republic of Armenia. 18 April

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Article 235

Illegal procurement, transportation or carrying of weapons, ammunition, explosives or explosive devices

1. Illegal procurement, transportation, keeping or carrying of weapons, explosives or explosive devices, except smoothbore long-barrel hunting guns, ammunition, is punished with arrest for the term of up to 3 months, or with imprisonment for the term of up to 3 years and a fine in the amount of up to 500 minimal salaries, or without that.

2. The actions envisaged in part 1 of this Article which were committed by a group with prior agreement, are punished with imprisonment for the term of 2 to 6 years.

3. The actions envisaged in part 1 of this Article which were committed by an organized group, are punished with imprisonment for the term of 3 to 8 years.

4. Illegally carrying of gas weapons, cold steel, or throwing weapons, is punished with correctional labour for 1-2 years, or arrest for the term of 1-3 months, or with imprisonment for the term of up to 2 years and a fine in the amount of up to 200 minimal salaries, or without that.

5. The person who voluntarily surrendered the items mentioned in this Article is exempted from criminal liability, if there are no other elements of crime in his actions.

Armenian and Russian-language versions of the Criminal Code were last found at:
http://www.parliament.am/legislation.php?sel=show&ID=1349&lang=arm&enc=utf8; and
http://www.parliament.am/legislation.php?sel=show&ID=1349&lang=rus

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