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Muggah, Robert and Philip Alpers. 2003 ‘Illegal Small Arms Transfers.’ Reconsidering Small Arms in the Solomon Islands: Findings; Working Paper, p. 1. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 August

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Illegal Small Arms Transfers

There is little evidence of substantial illegal small arms transfers into the Solomon Islands since 2000.

There appears to be a minor 'ant-trade' between Bougainville [Papua New Guinea] and West Solomons, but price differentials strongly suggest that small arms trafficking in the southern direction is not profitable…

To date, no quantity of mass-manufactured small arms has been traced to external (smuggled) sources, though ammunition must be smuggled in. Instead, serial number traces almost invariably lead to known Solomon Island stockpiles, either civilian or state-owned.

ID: Q878

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