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Fiji. 2003 ‘Prohibition of Arms in Certain Areas.’ Arms and Ammunition Act; Part 6 (Section 26). Suva: Office of the Attorney-General. 1 January

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Prohibition of Arms in Certain Areas

26. (1) If the Minister thinks it expedient on account of the prevalence of crimes, in any area or place, involve the use of arms in any area or place the Minister may, by order in the Gazette and after consulting the Commissioner:
(a) prohibit the possession, use or carrying of arms and ammunition in the area or place subject to any conditions or exceptions;
(b) direct that arms and ammunition within the area or place be voluntarily delivered, to a police station within a specified period; and
(c) authorise a police officer to seize any arms and ammunition not voluntarily delivered to a police station.

(2) A person who fails to comply with an order made under subsection (1) commits an offence.

(3) Any arms or ammunition delivered or seized under subsection (1) must:
(a) be detained until the order expires; and
(b) when the order expires, be released to the owner on production of an arms licence relating to the arms and ammunition.

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