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Mauritius. 2008 ‘Implementation of the International Tracing Instrument.’ National Report of Mauritius 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 A, p. 1. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Mauritius to the United Nations. 1 January

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Implementation of the International Tracing Instrument

i) In Mauritius, revolvers, pistols, shotguns etc (not small arms and light weapons) which are classified as military (weapons) and their ammunition are subject to control by Police and Customs Departments at our entry and exit points… Moreover, any person willing to possess a firearm, should apply to the Commissioner of Police for a Firearm Licence and it is renewed yearly in person and on production of the firearm, for a better control.

ii) Section 5 of the Firearms Act 2006 provides that no Firearm Licence will be issued in respect of a firearm if it does not bear the manufacturer's serial number or any other mark by which it can be identified. All such weapons should also bear the identification mark of the manufacturer. Furthermore, any person who erases, alters or in any manner tampers with such identification mark or has in his possession such types of firearm is liable to prosecution.

iii) As regards firearms possessed by the police, bi-annual inspections are carried out whereby all serial numbers are checked against records.

iv) Once yearly, the Police carry out an inspection of all registered weapons held by members of the public… The serial numbers are checked and verified against Police records as well as the Firearm Licence of the owner…

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