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Latvia. 2010 ‘National Criminal Offences Relating to Illicit Manufacture, Possession, Stockpiling and Trade of SALW.’ National Report of Latvia 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); Part 4, p. 7. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Latvia to the United Nations. 1 January

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National Criminal Offences Relating to Illicit Manufacture, Possession, Stockpiling and Trade of SALW

Article 233. Unauthorised manufacture, repair, acquisition, storage, carrying, transportation, conveyance and sale of ammunition, high-powered pneumatic weapons, explosives and explosive devices, and violation of selling regulations.

(1) For selling firearms, firearm ammunition, high-powered pneumatic weapons, explosives or explosive devices to a person who does not have the relevant permits or special permits (licences), or for other violations of selling regulations committed repeatedly during the period of one year if committed by a person who has the relevant permits or special permits (licences), the applicable sentence is deprivation of liberty for a term not exceeding four years, or a fine not exceeding eighty times the minimum monthly wage, with or without deprivation of the right to engage in specific activities for a period not exceeding five years.

(2) For a person who commits manufacturing, repair, acquiring, storing, carrying, transporting, conveying or selling of firearms, firearm ammunition, high-powered pneumatic weapons, explosives or explosive devices, without the relevant licence, the applicable sentence is deprivation of liberty for a term not exceeding ten years or custodial arrest, with or without deprivation of the right to engage in specific forms of entrepreneurial activity for a term of not less than two and not exceeding five years.

(3) For a person who commits the acts provided for by Paragraph two of this Section, if commission thereof is in an organised group, the applicable sentence is deprivation of liberty for a term of not less than five and not exceeding fifteen years, with confiscation of property, deprivation of the right to engage in entrepreneurial activity for a term of not less than two years and not exceeding five years, and with police supervision for a term not exceeding three years.

[SALW = small arms and light weapons]

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