Local April 20, 2012 | 5:24 pm

The OAS will help the Dominican Government control gun smuggling

Santo Domingo.- The Organization of American States (OAS) will help the Dominican Government’s ability to control gun smuggling, through the program “Promotion of Firearms Marking in Latin America and the Caribbean” announced Friday.

“The traffic of firearms is one of the main current problems because it’s directly associated with organized crime,” said OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza agreement.

The content of the agreement signed Friday afternoon during a ceremony in the OAS offices in Washington DC, will be disclosed today.

Insulza said most weapons “are dealt illegally throughout the region, for which it’s very important to combat their illicit traffic and to mark them so that their whereabouts can be traced.”

The agreement forms part of the Convention against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms (CIFTA), the first binding international instrument in the matter.

Via agreement, the OAS will provide the Dominican Republic a machine to mark firearms, which was donated by Washington.

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