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Operation Unification – Illegal Guns Off Our Streets 2014

Operation Unification – Illegal Guns Off Our Streets 2014

The final* statistics for Operation Unification – Illegal Guns Off Our Streets are outlined below.

Statistics Reported16–29 June 2014
Phone calls to CSA203
Investigations initiated as a result of phone calls to CSA150
Premises searched122
No of illicit firearms seized/surrendered**180
Arrests42
Charges65
Notices Issued3

*Please note NZ did not provide final figures for all categories.

**It should be noted that not all jurisdictions reported surrendered weapons.

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Notes to the Editor:

Operation Unification – Illegal Guns Off Our Streets started on Monday 16 June 2014 and ended Sunday 29 June 2014. The operation was focused on illicit firearms, including those in the possession of criminals or is suspected of being used for the purpose of criminal activity. The aim of Operation Unification was: ‘to get illicit firearms out of the hands of criminals.’

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