Tag Archives: illegal firearms

Seven homemade machine pistols seized (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)

Seven compact homemade .380 submachine guns all found in a sack which was recovered after the pursuit of a suspect in a neighborhood in west Belo Horizonte on 14/5/19.

Favela blaster

Hinged double barrel pistol chambered in .410. The handle looks to be from a pressure washer or similar.

Mini UZL

A locally made submachine gun seized in Ecuador in February 2019. The receiver is stamped MINI UZL – MADE IN USA.

 

Locally made RPG launcher (Kolkata)

A locally made RPG type launcher along with a Kalashnikov type assault rifle which were found buried in Purulia district, Kolkata. Police reported that the weapons were found at two sites near Khatanga village bordering Jharkhand. Two individuals arrested had links to Maoist rebel groups.

The launcher appears to fire a standard PG7 munition and interestingly appears to use a trigger grip unit identical to those seen on locally made Sterling submachine gun copies, also appearing regularly in Maoist arms caches.

Locally made Sterling SMG copy.

Lae Police shoot dead gunman, homemade gun recovered

Police in Papua New Guinea’s second largest city of Lae shot dead armed man after his gang tried to rob vehicles. According to Police statement via social media, a “Special Response Unit (RSU) was patrolling the city roads when they came across three armed men. The three men were standing in the middle of the road, attempting to hold up vehicles travelling on the opposite of the freeway travelling outbound Lae. The three armed men had already stopped vehicles, leaving a long queue of vehicles trying to escape by negotiating how to turn around while some had pulled aside”.

One of the armed robbers was shot dead and homemade gun recovered at the scene. This is the second shooting in a matter of weeks in the same area.