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Mexico. 2003 ‘Marking.’ National Report of Mexico 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 11, p. 8. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United Nations. 16 June

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11. Marking

The Department of Manufacturing of the Ministry of Defence is the only body in the country authorized to manufacture arms.

All weapons are marked at the time of manufacture. In additional, all weapons sold to individuals or agencies are entered into the Ministry's Federal Weapons Registry.

However, Mexico has no legal provision for marking confiscated weapons. Any weapons that are reassigned are entered into the Federal Weapons Registry under the permit of the police corps unit to which they have been reassigned.

Inoperative weapons or weapons not needed for a criminal trial are destroyed.

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