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Costa Rica. 1996 ‘Seized Firearms (Armas Decomisadas).’ Regulation of the Arms and Explosives Law, Decree 25120-SP of 1996 - REPEALED by Executive Decree No. 37985 of Septembre 12, 2013; Articles 128, 130, 131. San Jose: Presidency of Costa Rica. 13 June

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Artículo 128. Decomisos en Favor del Estado

Aquellas armas permitidas con las que se ejecute algún delito según lo dispuesto en el artículo 110 del Código Penal, produce la pérdida en favor del Estado.

Artículo 130. Obligatoriedad de Informar por Parte del Arsenal Nacional

El Arsenal Nacional llevará un Registro de las armas que por sentencia judicial se haya dictado el comiso de las mismas, a favor del Estado. Así mismo solicitará de inmediato al Departamento la cancelación de la inscripción de las mismas, a su vez, informará al Registro de Armas para su inventario patrimonial.

Artículo 131. Destino de las Armas Decomisadas

Las armas decomisadas podrán destinarse para uso de los cuerpos policiales.

[Departamento: Departamento de Control de Armas y Explosivos]

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Translated content:

Article 128. Transfer of Seized Arms to the State

Permitted firearms that were used to commit a crime will be transferred to the State, as provided in the Article 110 of the Penal Code.

Article 130. National Arsenal's Reporting Duty

The National Arsenal will keep a record of the seized firearms that have been transferred to the State by a court ruling. It will also ask to the Arms and Explosives Control Department to immediately cancel the firearms' registration. Additionally, it will share the information with the Arms Registry in order to include the firearms in its inventory.

Article 131. Use of Seized Firearms

Seized firearms may be used by police units.

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