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Alam, Habib. 2014 ‘Availability of Illegal Arms in Bangladesh.’ Use of Illegal Arms in Socio Legal Perspectives of Bangladesh: An overview; Vol. 14 (No. 1), p. 146. Dhaka: Banglavision Research Journal. 1 June
1.6 Availability of Illegal Arms in Bangladesh
Bangladesh is now increasingly being used as a transit route by trans-national militant and insurgent outfits for smuggling weapons. According to intelligence sources, North South and South-eastern parts of the country, especially Chittagong, Khagrachhari, Bandarban, Sandwip, Haluaghat and emerging Char islands are being used for transportation of illegal small arms. Illegal arms trafficking has alarmingly picked up in the South-western Bangladesh. Law enforcement agency sources have identified 29 points in six border districts where arms traffickers are active in carrying out the illicit trade the districts are Kushtia, Meherpur, Chuadanga, Jhenidah, Jessore and Satkhira ( Furukawa & Naoko,2010).
Bangladesh recovered 10 truck-loads of arms and ammunition from the jetty of the Chittagong Urea Fertilizer Factory (CUFF), in the port city of Chittagong. This was the largest arms haul in the country's history, 290 SMGs, 100 Tommy guns, 400 semi-automatic rifles, 150 40mm rocket launchers, 2,000 grenade launchers 840 rockets (40mm), 25,020 hand grenades, 6, 392 magazines for SMGs, and 184 million rounds of ammunition were recovered. Reports said that this huge quantity of arms and ammunition was smuggled into Bangladesh from a third country was intended heard for being illegally trans-shipped to recipients in North-eastern India (UNODA.2011).