The PSP through the Department of Weapons and Explosives today destroyed a total of 2225 weapons comprising 1857 firearms and 368 bladed weapons.

The weapons destroyed were previously either declared as forfeited to the State in connection with criminal proceedings or were voluntarily surrendered by owners or finders.

This is the first destruction for 2014. In 2013 there were six destructions ( five in Lisbon and one in Porto) in which 16,695 weapons comprising 15,480 firearms and 1215 bladed weapons were destroyed.