14 December 2012

Angola: Police Seize Over 4.000 Weapons in Bengo

Caxito — At least 4.351 weapons were seized in the northern Bengo province by the Police, under the disarming process of the population illegally owning firearms, which started in April, 2008, Angop has learnt.

A press note from the corporation says that the Police also seized 22.362 ammunitions, 1.342 magazines, 202 explosive devices and 26 projectiles.

Meanwhile the police destroyed 1.450 weapons, 776 magazines, 3.000 ammunitions and 888 explosive devices.

Under the process, 105 citizens were detained, says the corporation.

Copyright © 2012 Angola Press Agency. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.