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Guatemala. 1992 ‘Procedure (Procedimiento).’ Criminal Procedure Code 51-92 (Código Procesal Penal 51-92); Article 201. Guatemala City: Congress of Guatemala. 28 September

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Artículo 201. Procedimiento:

Regirán para el secuestro, en lo que fueren aplicables, las reglas previstas para el registro …

Las armas, instrumentos y objetos del delito, que hubieren caído en comiso, si fueren de lícito comercio serán rematados o vendidos, según la reglamentación respectiva. Si fueren de ilícito comercio, se procederá a enviar las armas al Ministerio de la Defensa, a incinerar los objetos cuya naturaleza lo permita y a destruir los restantes; en todos los casos se dejará constancia del destino de los objetos.

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Article 201. Procedure:

Regarding seizure, it is necessary to follow the relevant rules concerning record keeping …

Arms, tools and objects used in crimes which have been confiscated and were legally traded, shall be auctioned or sold, according to the respective regulations. If they were illegally traded, arms shall be sent to the Ministry of Defence in order to be incinerated or destroyed. In all cases a record of the final destination of the objects must be kept.

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