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Dominican Republic. 2013 ‘Marking and Penalties (Marcaje y Sanciones).’ National Report of the Dominican 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 and the International Tracing Instrument, p. 7. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations. 20 December

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Marcaje y Sanciones

El Ministro ha efectuado particular énfasis en hacer de público conocimiento que en virtud de compromisos contraídos por el país para combatir el tráfico ilícito de armas y su desvío, se exige, para fines de primera emisión y renovación de las licencias de armas de fuego, el marcaje de las mismas, sin costo alguno para el usuario. Y en el mismo sentido, permanentemente, se les advierte a las armerías que las municiones que comercialicen, o se encuentren bajo su custodia, deben estar debidamente marcadas, así como que al momento de ser realizados los operativos, que las armerías que no las tengan estén marcadas según lo requerido, se les podrán revocar las licencias de comercialización de armas de fuego, municiones, entre otros. En el mismo orden, podrá efectuarse el cierre del establecimiento transgresor y bajo presunción de trafico ilícito, incautársele estas municiones para su posterior decomiso.

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Marking and Penalties

The Minister emphasised the importance of making the public aware that, under commitments taken by the country to combat illicit firearms trafficking and their diversion, it is required, for the issuance of the first firearm licence and its renewal, that all firearms be marked, at no cost to the user. Furthermore and continuously, armouries are warned that ammunition traded or under their custody must be properly marked and that, when being made operational, armouries that do not have marked ammunition, as required by law, may be subject to the revocation of their licences for the trade of firearms, ammunition, among others. In the same vein, the offending establishment may be closed and placed under presumption of illegal trafficking, by confiscating of the ammunition for subsequent seizure.

ID: Q9552

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