Citation(s) from the literature library

Cukier, Wendy and Victor W Sidel. 2006 ‘Elements of Firearm Regulation: Deterrence measures and law enforcement.’ The Global Gun Epidemic: From Saturday Night Specials to AK-47s, p. 160. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International. 1 January

Relevant contents

Small Arms Seizure

An illegal arms-collection program carried out in 2002-2003 as part of Bangladesh's controversial crackdown on criminals, Operation Clean Heart, has netted 4,700 firearms.

Of these, 55 were modern automatic weapons.

As many as 34,000 weapons became illegal in November 2002 when their owners failed to renew their licenses. (121)

Source cited:

121) Shyamol Nazimuddin, "50,000 Arms in the Hands of Chittagong Underworld," Independent, January 17, 2003.

ID: Q2932

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