Firearms buy-back and amnesty collection events

Police held five collection events around the country today as part of the prohibited firearms buy-back and amnesty scheme.

Collection events were held in Ohope, Palmerston North, Fox Glacier, Amberley and Dunedin.

Provisional figures at 4.30pm today per Police district include the following:

Bay of Plenty: 41 firearms owners were processed, handing in a total of 64 prohibited firearms and more than 150 parts and accessories.

Central: 45 firearms owners were processed, handing in a total of 57 prohibited firearms and 214 parts and accessories.

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