Confiscated guns to be destroyed by Samoa police

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More than 200 confiscated guns will be destroyed by Samoa police tomorrow.

According to TV1Samoa, most of these guns are unlicensed and had been confiscated by police during investigations into criminal activities.

Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil told reporters that some had been used as evidence in court.

He also confirmed that a man is in custody charged with the theft of a gun from the courts in 2013.

Fuiavailili also said police were also planning to hold an amnesty soon for unlicensed weapons to be turned in.

He said that police had collected hundreds of unlicensed guns the last time an amnesty was announced.

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