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Alpers, Philip. 2005 ‘Summary.’ Gun-running in Papua New Guinea: From arrows to assault weapons in the Southern Highlands; Special Report No. 5, p. 26. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 July
An August 2004 audit of remaining PNGDF small arms showed 16 per cent, or 1,501, 'unaccounted for'. This was five times higher than any previous estimate of military losses, and included 907 assault rifles and 102 machine guns.
Following an immediate request from the Office of the Minister of Defence to revise this audit, an October 2004 recount concluded that 694 PNGDF firearms had been 'reported missing'.