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Distribution of Conveyance Methods for Weapons and Ammunition, 2018-2019

The chart presents the distribution of transport modes for weapons and ammunition seized by customs in 2019, based on the data from World Customs Organization's "Illicit trade Report 2019." The report shows that air, mail, vehicle and vessel are the conveyance methods present in all the seizures of weapons and ammunition. While seizures of weapons and ammunition made from the mail represented 58.2% (6 089) of all seizures made in 2019 (10 469), their number of pieces accounted only for 7.9% (78 131) of the total number of pieces seized by customs. The majority (70.5%) of pieces seized were made via vehicle transport, and out of those 94.4% were ammunition.