National Police destroys obsolete munitions
Public Security Ministry experts on Wednesday ended the second phase of the Destruction of Obsolete and Dilapidated Munitions Program with a ceremony in San José, in which an act was signed declaring that the operations were conducted in accordance with international standards.
During this phase, 301,386 munitions of various types and calibers, including more than 9,000 tear gas devices, were destroyed in 107 explosions and five open-air incinerations, according to local sources.
The program was executed by members of the National Police, with training, technical, logistical, financial and certification assistance from the Arms Control and Munitions Destruction program of the Organization of American States (OAS).
The OAS program has supported the efforts of Costa Rica in this matter since March 2011, when an agreement on cooperation and technical assistance was signed by the Public Security Ministry and the OAS General Secretariat.
Since then, the OAS has supported the destruction of more than 900,000 munitions, as well as the destruction of discarded and confiscated weapons.
You may be interested
Costa Rica reopens to key tourism market as it welcomes Mexican visitorsAlejandro Zúñiga - September 26, 2020
Costa Rica will open its doors to the arrival of tourists from Mexico, after considering a drop in reported Covid-19…
Costa Rica tourism: What states might be allowed next? [updated]Alejandro Zúñiga - September 26, 2020
Since September 1, Costa Rica has welcomed tourists from a growing number of U.S. states. According to Gustavo Segura, Costa…
Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Friday, September 25Alejandro Zúñiga - September 25, 2020
Costa Rica announced 17 new coronavirus-related deaths over the last day for a total of 812, according to official data…