Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Fabila, Joe. 2004 ‘Small Arms Held by, and Stolen From the Papua New Guinea Defence Force / PNGDF.’ Interview with Philip Alpers. Nadi, Fiji: Operations Support Commander, Papua New Guinea Defence Force / PNGDF. 19 August
To begin with, we had about 9,000 small arms on record. Almost all of them are firearms.
The early figures could be incomplete, so that figure may have actually been as high as 10,000.
PNGDF has 25 weapons systems, most of which are firearms.
As of today, 1,501 small arms are known to be missing from the inventory.