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.

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