Trinidad and Tobago: Police to mark 300 guns per month

Police in Trinidad and Tobago have committed to marking an average of 300 firearms per month over the next year, after receiving a new firearms laser marking machine. The machine was donated by the US government through the Organisation of American States (OAS). In July this year, Trinidad and Tobago entered into a cooperation agreement on ‘Promoting Firearms Marketing in Latin America and the Caribbean’. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said, "This agreement facilitates the marking of firearms, and improved exchange of information and experiences among OAS Member States. These are two essential tools in combating illicit firearms trafficking". These efforts are also supported by the UN Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-LiREC) which recently provided training and assistance with destroying seized guns to remove them from circulation.