Handbook on Firearms
20 September 2021
Riehle_Cornelia_Neu_SW.jpg Cornelia Riehle LL.M.

At the beginning of July 2021, Frontex published a Handbook on Firearms for Border Guards and Customs Officers, providing the latest information on

  • Types of weapons;
  • Modalities of firearm trafficking;
  • Tactics and equipment to be used during border checks.

The Handbook aims to assist border guards, customs officers, and police officers in effectively fighting gun trafficking and the criminal networks behind this illicit trade. The handbook was developed under the umbrella of the European Multidisciplinary Platform against Criminal Threats (EMPACT) FIREARMS and received the support of numerous border management, customs, and law enforcement authorities as well as several EU agencies and international organisations.

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Cornelia Riehle LL.M.

Academy of European Law (ERA)

Criminal Law

Deputy Head of Section