The police in Kazakhstan report small arms voluntarily given back after January unrest

So far people have voluntarily returned less than 5% of arms stolen during the riot

According to Dauren Kozybakov, deputy head of the department of the Committee of Administrative Police Kazakhstan’s citizens have given back 109 items of small arms that were stolen during the January events in Almaty and several other regions all over the country.

These arms include 11 rifled weapons, 53 items of smoothbore weapons and other types of guns.

As the law enforcement official noted, all people who had given these arms voluntarily won’t face any charges of illegal possession of arms and explosives, of course, if they haven’t used these guns to commit a crime.

According to the Office of the Prosecutor General during the January events, 3,388 weapons, including 1,629 rifles were stolen from ten hunting shops. One-third of these arms has been returned.

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