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United Nations

19 May 2006

IRIN (UN News), Web Page

Diversion into the black market (Part 2 of 2) Not only does the legal trade in small arms sometimes directly supply irresponsible end users, the absence of controls means guns can easily be diverted into the black market. Estimates suggest that 80 percent to 90 percent of the small arms traded on the black market originate in state-sanctioned trade. While the value of the black market trade in small arms may be relatively small-scale — worth around $1 billion —... (

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