BiH destroys 1,972 pieces of small arms and light weapons


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(Sarajevo Times) A total of 1,972 pieces of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) were destroyed by the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday, 18 September.

The event took place at the Jelšingrad smelter in Banja Luka and represents a continuation of efforts to increase public safety and security, and diminish the risk of SALW proliferation. It was conducted by the SALW Coordination Board of Bosnia and Herzegovina, police agencies, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, SEESAC, and the European Union. The SALW was collected by the police agencies through a range of law enforcement activities and some of the weapons were voluntarily surrendered by citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Published: Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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