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CSGV. 2009 ‘Views of Papua New Guinea on Development Through Reducing and Preventing Armed Violence.’ Submission to the UN Secretary-General, 2009 - Draft, p. 6. Port Moresby: Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. 20 May
The Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC) are inhibited by a lack of systematic recording of firearms and weak compliance with gun registration legislation.
Weapons seized during investigations or used as court exhibits are often not disabled or destroyed once the case has been dealt with, and consequently find their way back into the community.
General leakage of weapons from the RPNGC and the Defence Force remains a concern. Moreover, weapons are sometimes hired out from the Police or soldiery to support tribal fighting or used in armed holdups.