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Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:50 - Updated Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:50

Police seize more than six thousand firearms in Malanje

Malanje - At least 6.717 firearms of various calibres were collected in Malanje by the provincial command of the National Police (PN), from 2008 to 2017, as part of the disarmament process of weapons illegally owned by the population in progress in the country.

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National police seize weapons

Photo: Edilson Manuel Domingos

The figures were released on Thursday in the city of Malanje by the provincial director of the Police Public Order, chief superintendent Jose Santana Garcia.

He pointed out that in addition to the weapons, three thousand and eight hundred ammunitions were collected, most of which were destroyed due to their poor condition,

He said that the disarmament process, which is already in the second phase, has been proceeding at a good pace, judging by the voluntary delivery of arms to the authorities by the citizens

At the time, the official called for the delivery of firearms to the nearest police stations, recalling that the illegal possession of weapons is a crime.

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