In accordance with the current policy of the Public Prosecution Service, anyone found in possession of a firearm for which no authorization has been granted must be arrested.

First Offender Recidivism for violent crimes
Possession at home
(“in the drawer”)
12-15 months imprisonment
3 months  conditional
3 years’ probation
12-15months imprisonment unconditional
Possession at home
(in combination with other offenses not charged)
15-18 months imprisonment
6 months conditional
3 years’ probation
8-15months imprisonment unconditional
Possession in a car 18 months imprisonment
6 months conditional
3 year’s probation
18-21months imprisonment unconditional
Possession in a public setting
(in a bag or on body)
21-24 months imprisonment
6 months conditional
3 year’s probation
21-24months imprisonment unconditional
Heavy firearm From 48 months imprisonment
12 months conditional
3 year’s probation
From 60 months imprisonment unconditional
All ammunition
(Not applicable to large consignments)
6  months depending on the quantity with a portion conditional and a probation period 6  months depending on the quantity