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Puerto Rico. 2000 ‘Receipt, Custody and Disposal of Weapons Deposited or Seized by the Police; Destruction.’ Puerto Rico Arms Act of 2000; Title 25, Subtitle 1, Part V, Chapter 51A (Sub-chapter 5, Section 458o). San Juan: Puerto Rico. 11 September

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25 L.P.R.A. § 458o (2013)

Section 458o. Receipt, Custody and Disposal of Weapons Deposited or Seized by the Police; Destruction

The Superintendent1 shall establish, through regulations, that which regards the receipt, custody and disposal of those weapons that are voluntarily deposited by persons who have a license, or seized by the Police;1 or relinquished upon the death of a holder of a license; or upon the canceling of the grantee's license.

The Superintendent is authorized to sell, exchange, donate or cede the weapons to federal, state or municipal law enforcement agencies, or to other jurisdictions. He/she may also sell the weapons to dealers or a person with a weapons license1 issued under the provisions of this chapter, as provided by regulations.

The weapons or instruments seized pursuant to this section shall be stored by the Superintendent in the weapons and ammunitions depot of the Police.

However, every machine gun, sawed-off shotgun, or any other weapon or instrument specified in § 458d of this title, that is carried, possessed or transported illegally, shall be deemed to be a public nuisance.

When any of these weapons or instruments is seized, it shall be delivered to the Superintendent who shall deal with its disposal and destruction, pursuant to the regulations promulgated to such effects.

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