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Congo (ROC). 2010 ‘Authority - Possession (Illegally).’ National Report of the Republic of Congo 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 I (a), p. 3. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of the Republic of Congo to the United Nations. 1 January

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Authority - Possession (Illegally)

Establishment of a national commission responsible for inspecting the weapons services of the public security forces (army, police and gendarmerie) and dealing with any individual or entity in possession (illegally) of a military weapon.

Pursuant to article 17 of ordinance 62-24 of 1962, only members of the public security forces and certain units such as the Customs, finance and water and forestry services are permitted to be in possession of military weapons in the Republic of the Congo.

Thus any civilian in possession of a military weapon has broken the law and is subject to prosecution.

ID: Q3943

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