Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Norway. 2012 ‘Confiscation and Seizure.’ National Report of Norway on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 6, p. 19. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations. 1 January
Confiscation and seizure
13. During the reporting period, has your country found, seized or confiscated any SALW under its jurisdiction? YES
13.1 How many SALW were found, seized or confiscated?
No exact statistics are available. The number of SALW that has been destroyed gives, however, an indication of how many SALW that were found, seized or confiscated, but these numbers also include SALW that have been voluntarily turned over to the police.
13.2 What action was taken with respect to the SALW found, seized or confiscated (check relevant boxes)?
a) Stored securely pending further action: [No response]
b) Marked: [No response]
c) Registered or recorded: [No response]
d) Destroyed: YES
e) Other: All SALW are destroyed, except for a few that are kept in a central police reference collection designated for training and technical purposes. The total number of SALW being dealt with in this manner is 6209 (2010) and 7033 (2011). As mentioned in para 13.1, these numbers include SALW voluntarily turned over to the police
[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]