missing army weapons will be
Home Affairs Minister Clement
Rohee is confident that the rest of
the missing army assault rifles will be found.
of its high-powered AK-47 rifles have been
stolen from the weapons storage bond at its Camp
Ayanganna headquarters in Georgetown
“It is inevitable that these
weapons will be found; it is only a matter of
Minister stated yesterday.
Within the past two months, the
Joint Services have recovered 11 of the AK-47
assault rifles that went missing from the GDF bond
at Camp Ayanganna .
The most recent one was found in
the possession of wanted
man Cyon Collier, who was captured
in a house at Enterprise Road , Bachelor's
Adventure on Thursday.
According to the Minister, the
recent find, coupled with those that were
recovered following the deaths of the Rose Hall
bank robbers in Berbice, indicate that the missing
weapons are in the hands of criminal elements.
Following the discovery of the loss
of the weapons in February, the
Joint Services launched a massive operation
throughout the city, raiding several locations in
the city and its environs.
The first weapon was found
abandoned without being used in a clump of bushes
during a raid at Melanie Damishana, East Coast
Seven were recovered when eight
bandits were cornered in a swamp near Canje,
Berbice following robberies at the Rose Hall
branches of the Republic and Demerara Banks.
Two more were found buried at
Rising Sun, West Coast Berbice.
But while the weapons are being
recovered, the investigation has not yet zeroed in
on who was responsible for removing them from the
well-guarded army headquarters.
“The police continue with their
investigation, and I think that everybody is
pleased to see that they are reaching, bit by bit,
with some success. The point is that whatever is
in the dark must come to light; these weapons
can't be hidden forever. It can't be so, because
the police are constantly looking for these
weapons with the Joint Services as
well,” the Home Affairs Minister stated.