As demand for arms sales increases in Bosnia and Herzegovina, authorities reportedly granted licenses to 14,000 people last year.
While the number of licenses issued decreased in Republika Srpska (RS), one of the two entities in the country, it was observed that this number had increased in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH).
In the statement issued by the Ministry of Interior of Republika Srpska, it was noted that the number of license applications decreased by 5.4 percent in 2022.
While most licenses in the federation are granted in Zenica-Dobuj Canton (ZDK), the statement from the ZDK’s Ministry of Interior states that 36 out of 2,578 licenses have been granted to women.
In the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, where the penalty for possession of an unlicensed weapon varies from canton to canton, the lowest fine is 200 km (2,000 TL) and the highest is 15,000 km (150,000 TL).
He stated that in the cantons where prison sentences also apply in some cases, the lightest prison sentence starts from three months, while the most severe prison sentence is three years.
source: Balkan News
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