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Crackdown on festive firing enters 6th week, 594 arrested so far


The Jordan Times


AMMAN — Police have arrested 91 suspects, including one Arab national and four minors, for reportedly possessing 101 unlicensed weapons during the sixth week of a campaign targeting festive firing and unlicensed weapons. 
The nationwide campaign, carried out by the Public Security Department (PSD), has resulted in the arrest of 594 suspects and the seizure of 678 unlicensed firearms, according to a PSD statement carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra.
On June 27, the PSD renewed its campaign targeting celebratory firing and the unlicensed carrying of firearms in an effort to curb the phenomenon. Authorities have repeatedly pledged to adopt the "most severe legal and administrative measures possible" against perpetrators.
The PSD has also promised to conduct campaigns throughout the governorates and arrest anyone in possession of a firearm without a licence, as well as those selling weapons and ammunition specifically for celebratory firing.
The PSD urged the public to abide by the law and report any festive firing or illegal activities by calling the command centre on 911.

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