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1 November 2012

InSight Crime (Bogota)

Police in Peru's capital seized a cache of guns apparently made out of iron pipes by local street gangs, illustrative of how the intense, highly localized conflict between neighborhood gangs has pushed even the most low-level groups to arm themselves. Lima police reported seizing the nine homemade pistols - iron pipes crudely welded together into 'T' shapes - after breaking up a gang fight in the northern district of Comas. A youth fleeing the scene dropped a backpack... (

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