The Ministry of Internal Affairs has redeemed from the population more than 30 thousand firearms, since 2012. According to the results of the event, 2,166 citizens applied to the internal affairs bodies, who voluntarily surrendered 2 944 firearms, 60,087 pieces of rifles to rifled weapons, as well as 1 explosive device and 14 kg of explosives for a total of 147.9 million tenge. The Ministry of Internal Affairs has redeemed from the population more than 30 thousand firearms, since 2012.
The highest activity of the population in the voluntary for-profit delivery of illegally stored weapons was recorded in South Kazakhstan, Kyzylorda, East Kazakhstan, Akmola, Pavlodar, North Kazakhstan, Zhambyl and Aktobe regions. Measures on the repayment of objects of armament of the Ministry of Internal Affairs from the population are conducted since 2012, during this period 30,4 thousand units of firearms, 130 explosive devices, more than 1 million cartridges for rifled weapons for a total of KZT 1 366 million were voluntarily surrendered. The effectiveness of ongoing measures is evidenced by a trend of a decrease in the number of crimes involving the use of firearms by 55% over the past five years. At the end of 2017, the number of crimes involving the use of firearms fell by 1.2%. The ransom will be held in the next 2 years, for these purposes 234.1 million tenge was allocated from the republican budget. About the beginning of the action the population will be informed through the media. The procedure for the voluntarily paying citizens with illegally stored firearms, ammunition and explosives is posted on the official Internet resource of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan