OSCE Helps Tajikistan Destroy Over 1,100 Firearms
9 January 2014
Times of Central Asia
DUSHANBE – On Wednesday January 8, the OSCE Office in Tajikistan began overseeing the destruction of more than a thousand of small arms and light weapons units, including firearms collected from the local population and arms found in caches across various regions of Tajikistan.
According to the OSCE Office, the operation is taking place at the Tajik Interior Ministry's Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Storage and Destruction Facility. The OSCE provided special... (GunPolicy.org)
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North Tajikistan Police Seize Almost 200 Guns This Year
30 October 2013
Central Asia Online
SUGHD, Tajikistan – Police in Sughd Oblast have seized 196 firearms this year, Avesta.tj reported October 30, citing the Sughd Oblast police press office.
Officers seized some of the weapons for lack of firearm permits and others during crime-fighting operations, the police said. Most of the weapons are hunting rifles, police added.
During the same period last year, Sughd Oblast police confiscated 244... (GunPolicy.org)
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Kyrgyzstan Officials Alarmed by Small Arms Proliferation
15 June 2012
A spokesman at Kyrgyzstan's Interior Ministry has acknowledged that only about half of the small arms that went missing during the country's 2010 political and ethnic violence have been accounted for. The "huge number" of weapons floating about is "enough to carry out another revolution in the country," believes the chairman of parliament's defense and security committee.
Bishkek's 24.kg news agency reported this week that security forces lost about 1,200 small arms... (GunPolicy.org)
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Police Seize 186 Illegal Firearms Since January in Northern Tajikistan
12 September 2009
Asia-Plus Online (Dushanbe)
KHUJAND — A total of 186 firearms have been seized in (northern) Sughd Region since the beginning of this year.
The regional interior department told the Asia-Plus news agency that 180 pieces of firearms were seized during the same period of the last year.
The source said that the weapons were seized from illegal circulation by police officers and voluntarily handed over by the residents of northern Tajikistan.
"The seized weapons include two assault rifles, one... (GunPolicy.org)
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Belarus Ratifies CIS Accord on Illegal Gun, Ammunition Trade
30 May 2009
BBC Worldwide Monitoring / Belapan (Minsk), Transcript
MINSK — Belarusian MPs have agreed to ratify the agreement on cooperation between the CIS member-states in counteracting illegal production and sales of firearms, ammunition, explosive substances and devices.
Belarusian Deputy Interior Minister Syarhey Hureyew said that the agreement was signed on 14 November 2008 in Chisinau by Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to ensure effective joint struggle against crime, including... (GunPolicy.org)
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Former Soviet States Plan Database of Gun Runners, Illicit Arms Dealers
11 April 2008
BBC Worldwide Monitoring / Interfax, Transcript
A joint CIS database of transnational criminal groups involved in illegal arms trafficking will be created, the press service of the Minsk-based CIS Executive Committee has told Interfax.
"This is stipulated by a draft agreement on cooperation in combating the illegal manufacturing and sale of firearms, ammunition, explosives and explosive devices, which has been discussed by the committee's expert group," the press service said.
Chief of the committee's anti-crime... (GunPolicy.org)
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