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Peru. 2010 ‘Illicit Trafficking (Tráfico Ilícito).’ National Report of Peru 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); A, VI-1.2, pp. 7-8. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Peru to the United Nations. 1 June

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1.2 Tráfico Ilícito

El tráfico ilegal de armas a nivel nacional se caracteriza por lo siguiente:

- Estar vinculado con el crimen organizado internacional.

- El aprovechamiento de la diversidad de accidentes geográficos (grandes extensiones de fronteras) y vías de transporte (terrestres, marítimas, fluviales, lacustre y aéreas).

- El incremento de la delincuencia que también se nutre de los robos y/o pérdidas de las armas de fuego y municíones de particulares, de las Fuerzas Armadas (FFAA) y de la PNP.

- Los asaltos a instalaciones comerciales, ataques a las instalaciones de las FFO o a las perdidas ocurridas en los enfrentamientos contra delincuentes comunes (DDCC) y delincuentes terroristas (DDTT).

- Los altos precios que se paga por el material de guerra en el mercado ilegal. Para tener una idea del valor, se estima que en la zona de frontera de otros países se llega a pagar hasta $3 dólares por cartucho para fusil (principalmente munición calibre 7.62 x 39 mm), $100 dólares por granadas de mano o de lanza granadas, $1,000 dólares por cohete para lanza cohetes RPG y $5,000 dólares por cada fusil de guerra.

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1.2 Illicit Trafficking

The trafficking of illegal arms nationwide is characterised by the following:

- Links to international organised crime.

- Utilisation of diverse geography (large borders) and routes of transportation (land, sea, rivers, lakes and air).

- The increase in crime leads to theft and/or loss of firearms and ammunition from individuals, the Armed Forces (FFAA) and the PNP.

- Attacks on commercial property, attacks on FFO facilities or losses incurred in the fighting against common criminals (DDCC) and delinquent terrorists (DDTT).

- High prices paid in the illegal market for material used in war. To get an idea of the value, it is estimated that on the border area from other countries it costs up to $3 per rifle cartridge (mainly 7.62 x 39 mm ammunition), $100 for hand grenades or grenade launchers, $1,000 for each rocket for an RPG rocket launcher and $5,000 for each assault rifle.

[FFAA = Armed Forces; PNP = Peruvian National Police; DDCC = Common Criminals; DDTT = Delinquent Criminals]

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