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Hundreds of Russian and Italian Guns Found in Cyprus Port

19 August 2016

Cyprus-Mail (Cyprus)

Turkish Cypriot police discovered 645 guns, of which 318 automatic and 327 rifles, in a container about to be loaded on 'Rizokarpaso' cargo vessel in the Famagusta port, Turkish Cypriot press reported on Friday. Two hundred of the guns are Russian-made Baikals, and the rest Italian-made Benellis, Brownings, Berettas and Winchesters. The guns, press reports said, had been transported to Famagusta aboard the 'Morphou' on July 21st, and remained in a storage facility... (

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Gun Sellers Want Harsher Penalties for Poachers in Cyprus

13 May 2016

Cyprus Mail

The gun sellers' association has called for legislation with harsher penalties for poachers, saying that registered hunters have nothing to do with illegal actions reported in recent days, including the killings of the protected moufflon. In an announcement, the gun sellers expressed their concern on the rise of "serious poaching incidents" and referred to Game Service data suggesting there has been an increase in the poaching of moufflon, while the number of the... (

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UK Man Wanted on Firearms Charges Arrested in Cyprus

4 April 2014

Manchester Evening News (UK)

A man convicted of firearms offences who went on the run after being released on licence has been arrested in Cyprus. Louis Larsson, 29, from Bolton, was arrested in Paphos, the popular holiday resort in the south of the island, after a joint operation by Greater Manchester Police and the National Crime Agency. It is understood armed Cypriot police were also involved in the arrest. In 2010, Larsson, admitted a series of firearms offences after he mail-ordered gun... (

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10 Nations with Highest Gun Ownership

12 March 2013


Bangalore: "Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins," said novelist Ayn Rand. In an era where the misuse of guns and ammunitions are leading to massacres, it is no more a place of nonviolence. Arms and ammunitions leave bitter memories and scar the human race for ages to come. Here are the 10 countries with highest gun ownership, as listed by USA: USA tops the list of countries with highest gun ownership and this no surprise! The... (

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Cyprus the World's 3rd Largest Trader in Guns, Says Small Arms Survey

29 August 2006

Cyprus Mail (Nicosia)

It's 5PM: I'm in a pub on "the strip" in Limassol. It's a jolly place, Arsenal memorabilia adorns the walls, pound a pint lager is being readily consumed, pretty Ukranian waitresses are serving roast beef and carrots to holiday makers and residents alike. Utd are taking on Watford: there's support for both sides and a pleasant hubbub of noise provides background cover for the usual football banter. Behind me, a 35-year-old English bloke props up the bar, an attractive... (

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In 'Opaque Trade,' Cyprus is World's 2nd Biggest Small-Arms Importer

20 October 2005

New Anatolian / Journal of Turkish Weekly

ANKARA — Report submitted to UN General Assembly shows Greek Cyprus second-biggest small-arms importer, after US. Greek Cypriot imports are some $228 mln a year "This recurrent peculiarity is consequence of opaque transit trade," says Swiss report. "Lack of transparency characterizes [Greek] Cypriot reporting on the trade: Many arms imported from 'unspecified' countries." Though underestimated, small arms responsible for majority of direct conflict deaths,... (

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United Nations Turns Greek Cypriot Weapons to Scrap

18 April 2002


NICOSIA, Cyprus — Greek Cypriot guns were being turned into scrap by the United Nations on Thursday in what has been billed as a goodwill gesture to Turkish Cypriots in the divided island. Some 4,500 weapons, including automatic rifles and heavy machine guns, were being destroyed by peacekeepers in a U.N. compound straddling the divided capital Nicosia. The destruction of the weapons began today … The task is expected to take up to two months, a spokesman for the... (

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Hunting Laws to Be Tightened

31 January 1999

Cyprus Mail

GUN and hunting licence regulations are to be tightened in an effort to reduce the number of shooting accidents and halt the slaughter of protected birds. The proposed new legislation enjoys the support of both hunters and environmentalists, although the latter stress that it would not be enough in itself. Champion of the new bill is firebrand Diko deputy Marios Matsakis, who believes the current state of play concerning gun and hunting licences is a recipe for... (

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