Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Pietz, Tobias, Rebekka Edelmann, and Elvan Isikozlu. 2006 ‘Border Police and Customs.’ SALW Survey of Croatia; Section 5.5, p. 44. Belgrade: South Eastern and Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SEESAC) / Bonn International Center for Conversion. 1 November
Border Police and Customs
Border management has been a problematic area in Croatia for a very long time. The long coastline and the huge border with Bosnia and Herzegovina constitute major problems for preventing the smuggling of weapons. The various incidents described above show that SALW smuggling happens regularly, and not only on a small scale.
According to information provided by the MoI, the border police confiscated about 58 weapons and 8,100 rounds of ammunition in 41 cases of SALW smuggling in 2004. In 2005, the border police encountered 31 cases of smuggling and seized 62 weapons and 3,200 rounds of ammunition. However, the actual figure of successfully smuggled weapons is likely higher given that the current size and equipment of the border police is still not sufficient
[SALW = Small arms and light weapons]
[MoI = Ministry of the Interior]