More Army ammo, vests reportedly missing
Officials of the Guyana Defence Force are
reportedly probing reports that a number of AK-47
magazines and bullet proof vests are missing from Base
Morawhanna in Region One.
A source told Kaieteur News that the discovery was made after an inventory was carried out at the base arms stores.
The source said the base Commander decided to do the inventory after some military top brass were expected to visit.
The ammunition and vests were found to be missing last Wednesday and officials in Georgetown have been notified of the incident.
A team from the Army Intelligence Department in Georgetown has been dispatched to the area to investigate.
When Kaieteur News contacted Chief-of-Staff, Commodore Gary Best, he said he had no knowledge of the incident.
In February 2007, 33 AK-47 assault rifles disappeared from the GDF Headquarters, Camp Ayanganna.
Many of these weapons were found in the possession of criminals during the infamous crime spree.
However, so far there has been no definitive disclosure about who was responsible for their removal, although a lieutenant colonel and a warrant officer were court martialled.
Monday, September 14, 2009