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Ireland. 2006 ‘Illicit Transfer Detection: Ireland's national report 2006.’ National Report of Ireland 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), p. 2. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations. 1 July
In recent years, the Customs service has witnessed an increase in the detection and seizure of illicit firearms and parts being imported into the State.
The increase is due in some degree to the increased level of violence involved in drug trafficking and smuggling.
Regular detections of firearms, ammunition and parts have been made by Customs in recent months, and have included large calibre automatic weapons, laser night-sights, equipment for manufacturing or modifying ammunition, etc.
Most of these detections concern illicit weapons emanating from the USA.