Gun melt Kosovo

International Gun Destruction Day 2014

Every year, police in Kosovo confiscate an estimated 1400 weapons. On 9 July, they joined UNDP in Kosovo as part of a regional weapons destruction initiative, publicly destroying 776 weapons and 1360 spare parts.

Collected during operational activities, these were weapons were used in criminal acts as well as for celebratory fire. They were destroyed in a small smelter and melted down to make sewer manhole covers.