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Paudel, Lekh Nath. 2014 ‘Introduction.’ The Highway Routes: Small Arms Smuggling in Eastern Nepal; Issue Brief No. 4, pp. 1-2. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva / Nepal Armed Violence Assessment (NAVA). 1 November
[M]ajor findings include:
- Most firearms circulating in eastern Nepal are trafficked via the open border with India rather than the more heavily regulated frontier with China. They transit through towns and cities in the border areas to the main destinations of Kathmandu, Dharan, and Chitwan.
- The trafficking of small arms in Nepal is predominantly an 'ant trade', carried out by individuals or loosely organized groups.
- Criminal elements increasingly prefer to rent rather than own illicit firearms because it reduces the likelihood of arrest.
- The illicit traffic in small firearms is dominated by craft (country-made) and counterfeit guns…