Skopje (dpa) - Macedonians handed
over 7,500 arms during the 45-day weapon amnesty programme, aimed at decreasing
illegal weaponry in the ethnically divided country.
Besides small arms, Macedonians and ethnic
Albanians also voluntarily submitted some 100,000 pieces of ammunition
and 165 kilos of explosives, Blagoja Markovski, the spokesman of the operation,
said Tuesday at the end of the programme.
The programme started on November 1,
as a joint action by Macedonian authorities and the United Nations Development
Programme, which financed most of it.