According to Stephanie Arzate, a spokeswoman for the US embassy, the project’s main objective was to reduce the amount of outdated small arms and light weapon stocks.
She claimed that the effort, which aimed to eliminate 35,000 foreign weapons, largely of Russian and Chinese provenance, started in April 2022. Additionally, it contains 604 obsolete weapons of US provenance that are around 50 years old.
The 604 firearms with US origins, according to Arzate, made up 1.72 percent of the whole arsenal.
Since the destruction process started in April 2022, 10,000 non-US-origin weapons have also been eliminated thanks to this collaboration, she added.