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Godnick, William and Helena Vasquez. 2003 ‘Costa Rica: Small Arms Control.’ Small Arms Control in Central America: Monitoring the Implementation of Small Arms Control Projects (MISAC); Latin America Series No. 2, p. 13. London: International Alert, Security and Peacebuilding Programme. 1 June
Costa Rica: Small Arms Control
National law delegates responsibility for arms control issues to the Ministry of the Interior, Public Security and Police's General Office for Armaments. This office contains three departments within it: Arms Control and Explosives, the National Arms Register and the National Arsenal.
In April 2002, the police destroyed 521 AK-47s that were confiscated during the time of the region's civil wars. What was left of them was integrated into a peace monument designed by a university sculptor, located in the capital's Peace Park.