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Report: 15,000 Guns Smuggled Annually
22 July 2004
AMSTERDAM — Research indicated on Thursday that some 10,000 to 15,000 illegal weapons are smuggled into the Netherlands each year, 80 percent of which originate from Portugal, Germany and Belgium.
The research institute IVA and Tilburg University also said that the remainder of the illegal weapons smuggled across the Dutch border originated from former Eastern bloc nations…..
Small and large-scale "importers" are necessary for the smuggling of weapons and the most important groups handle guns on a weekly basis, shipments of 30 to 50 guns that are sold via middlemen who are spread right across the Netherlands. The smaller traders handle shipments of five to 10 guns…..