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OAS CICAD. 2010 ‘Control Measures - Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and other Related Materials.’ Evaluation of Progress in Drug Control 2007-2009 - Colombia; OAS/Ser.L/XIV.2.48 (CICAD/docx.1843/10), pp. 35-38. Washington, DC: Organization of American States / OAS, Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) Multilateral Evaluation Mechanism (MEM). 1 January

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Control Measures - Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and other Related Materials

The country has a computerized database on the confiscation of firearms, ammunition, explosives, and other related materials and has kept records since 1992.

The country indicates that it uses the SILOG system of the Ministry of National Defense to register firearms seized in the course of judicial proceedings and confiscated by the state. In addition, the National Police has an Anti-crime Operations Statistical Information System (SIEDCO), which includes statistics on the seizure of firearms, ammunition, and explosives.

Colombia provides information on the quantities of firearms, ammunition, explosives, and other related materials seized in drug trafficking cases during the years 2006–2009 in the following table:

Year: Firearms - Ammunition - Explosives - Other related materials
2006: 652 - 58,329 - 5,311,247 units and 203 kg - 270
2007: 407 - 23,604 - 2,028 units and 0 kg - 2,195
2008: 851 - 54,110 - 5,069 units and 117.5 kg - 1,323
2009*: 384 - 6,235 - 16,253 units and 200 kg - 464

*Through August 2009.

ID: Q9775

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