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Gun Policy News, 14 February 2012


14 February 2012

Vanguard (Lagos)

MAKURDI — Two months of renewed onslaught against criminals and violent crimes across Benue State by the new Commissioner of Police in charge of the state, Mr. John Haruna has yielded an unprecedented results with the avalanche of arrests of men of the underworld in parts of the state. The frontal measure against criminals in the State culminated in the arrest of 620 suspects most of who were apprehended with lethal weapons and sophisticated arms and ammunition. In... (

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14 February 2012

New Zealand Herald

Federal and New South Wales law agencies have launched a new crackdown on illegal firearms that will cross state borders in a bid to uncover the national black market in guns. Triggered by a spike in shootings in Sydney and Adelaide, the Australian Crime Commission is to co-ordinate the high-tech tracing of weapons used in dozens of drive-by shootings. It will also investigate links to organised crime, including warring outlaw motorcycle gangs - also targeted by tough... (

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United States,Pakistan

14 February 2012

AAJ News (Pakistan)

US national William Charles was arrested at the Peshawar airport on Tuesday morning. The police found 17 9mm pistols and numerous 9mm bullets in his possession, AajNews reported. Sources revealed, that the US national was traveling on flight PK218 which was heading to Islamabad from Peshawar when he was detained by the ASF personnel. William Charles is employed by the American consulate in Peshawar. According to a local news channel, the Airport Security Force... (

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