The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Costa Rican authorities have seized more than 8,000 firearms since May of 2010, when the current government started until today, most of which was in the hands of criminal groups.
“Importantly, planned and preventive work being done in various parts of the country and conflict zones where these weapons are confiscated every day to stop crimes and violent acts,” said Security Minister Zamora in a statement.
Among the weapons confiscated: 3,103 guns of different caliber, 3,484 revolvers, 353 shotguns, 596 rifles, carbines and assault rifles, 20 submachine guns, 785 guns and 130 makeshift explosive devices, including fragmentation grenades.
The authorities estimate that at least 70% of assaults, robberies and homicides in Costa Rica are committed with firearms that are almost always illegal. (EFE)
The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
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