12 August 2011
Residents call on PNTL and F-FDTL to recall illegal guns
12/08/2011 East Timor Legal News Source: Independente - Local residents in the capital city of East Timor, Dili, have called on the Timorese National Police (PNTL) and the Timorese Defence Force (F-FDTL) to recall illegal guns which are still at large in the community.
A resident, Loiloa da Costa, said the Government should give F-FDTL and PNTLa mandate to recall illegal guns which are wide-spread in the country; otherwise it will impact on the stability of the country.
F-FDTL and PNTL officers should hold a door to door operation to search for the illegal guns, he said.
Brigida da Concecao alsao said it is good if F-FDTL and PNTL officers hold their operations in all suburbs in the Capital of Dili to search for illegal guns before general elections is held.