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4 September 2013

Australian (Sydney)

The price of handguns on Sydney's black market has risen sharply over recent months, as supply falls in the face of increased police activity while demand among criminal gangs continues to increase. The rise, which has seen the cost of a handgun comfortably exceed $15,000, was driven by several factors, police sources said, including a recent crackdown on the illegal weapons trade by Customs as well as federal and state police. Gang members were also hoarding rather... (

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