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Syria. 2010 ‘Transfer.’ National Report of the Syrian Arab Republic 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), pp. 3-4. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations. 1 January
Article 4 of Decision No. 3737 QN of the Minister of the Interior, containing the implementing regulations of Decree No. 51, provides as follows:
Article 4 (a)
1. Competent public sector bodies wishing to transport weapons or ammunition from one place to another shall, sufficiently in advance of the date of the transport operation, advise the governorate police command of the transport operation, the starting point of the transport, the timing thereof, the quantity of the weapons and ammunition to be transported, the means of transport, the entity for whom the shipment is intended and the route to be taken.
2. The governorate police command that has received notification of the transport shall be responsible for informing the Department of Criminal Security with a view to coordinating adequate security for the transport operation with the police commands of other governorates along the route and assigning it a police escort if necessary.
3. The closest police unit is to be notified immediately and by any means possible of any change in route for any reason.
Article 4 (b)
1. The transit of weapons, ammunition or fireworks to another State through the territory of the State without the approval of the Minister of the Interior is prohibited.
2. The application for transit approval shall be submitted along with supporting documents to the Department of Criminal Security, which shall be responsible for forwarding it to the Minister of the Interior with a recommendation.
3. The transit approval shall note the amount and kind of material approved for transit, the entity sending the shipment, the name of the sender, the entity for whom the shipment is intended, the name of the consignee, the shipper, the route, the time and any other details of relevance to public security and safety.
4. The Department of Criminal Security shall send a copy of the transit approval to:
– The point of entry;
– The point of departure.
5. The Department of Criminal Security shall be responsible for coordinating adequate security for the transit operation with the police commands of the governorates along the route and assigning a police escort from the governorate of the point of entry if necessary.
6. The closest police unit is to be notified immediately and by any means possible if there is any change in route for any reason.