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South Africa,Mozambique,East Africa

17 February 2012

Democratic Alliance (Cape Town), Media release

A South African Police Service (SAPS) instruction has been issued that all permits for vessel protection must now be sent directly to the Central Firearms Registry (CFR) in Pretoria, which is effectively defunct. Until three weeks ago any firearms aboard a ship were collected by the local Port Authority police, and held until the vessel was about to depart our shores, when they were returned. As piracy in the Mozambican Channel and East African shores is now endemic,... (

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