The NABIS Intelligence Cell undertakes the tracing of all firearms tracing requests of firearms recovered outside of the UK following requests made into the UK International Crime Bureau

NABIS also undertake on behalf of UK Law Enforcement the tracing of firearms recovered in the UK by Police Forces and Agencies which are believed to have been used in crime. This service allows international law enforcement partners to trace firearms that may have been manufacturered in the UK and also allows forces/agencies to understand where a firearm may have originated.

The NABIS Intelligence Cell have access to a number of systems which enables them to undertake such traces, including the National Firearms Licensing Management System (NFLMS), eTrace and the Illicit Arms Records and Tracing Management System (iARMS).

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