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Trinidad and Tobago. 1971 ‘Restrictions on Importation and Exportation of Firearms and Ammunition.’ Firearms Act, Chapter 16:01, Revised Edition 2011; Chapter 16:01, Act 44 (Section 31), pp. 34-35. Port of Spain: Ministry of Legal Affairs. 1 January

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Restrictions on importation and exportation of firearms and ammunition [Last amended by Act 2 of 2011]

31. (1) Notwithstanding any other law but subject to section 32, no person may import into Trinidad and Tobago any firearm or ammunition, except—

(a) under and in accordance with the terms of a Firearm Import Permit (including a permit under section 33); or
(b) firearms or ammunition that is cargo properly manifested to consignees elsewhere than in Trinidad and Tobago or that are the bona fide stores of any ship, vessel or aircraft in the custody of the proper officer authorised for the purpose….

(2) A person who contravenes or aids or abets any other person in contravening subsection (1) is liable—

(a) in the case of an offence relating to a prohibited weapon—
(i) on summary conviction to a fine of three hundred thousand dollars or to imprisonment for twenty years;
(ii) on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for twenty-five years;

(b) in the case of an offence relating to the importation of multiple firearms for distribution or resale, on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for life;

(c) in any other case—
(i) on summary conviction to a fine of seventy-five thousand dollars or to imprisonment for twelve years; or
(ii) on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for twenty years…

(4) Where a firearm is imported under subsection (1), such firearm shall be marked by the manufacturer with the name and address of the manufacturer and the serial number of the firearm, for the purposes of identification and tracing.

ID: Q2320

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