Another GDF AK-47 goes missing
A team of investigators from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) has traveled to the Makouria area to probe the loss of another AK-47 assault rifle.
The weapon was reported missing, yesterday morning, following the completion of the Guyana Defence Force ‘Iron Man Course’ for Infantry soldiers.
According to reports, the weapon was in the possession of one of the infantry soldiers immediately prior to its loss.
An army source told this newspaper that the infantry contingent, numbering 48 ranks, arrived at the GDF training base at Makouria on Saturday for the exercise. They left camp on Monday night and returned to base early yesterday morning.
The source said that the rank who was in possession of the weapon reported to his superiors that he had lost it during the exercise.
“He reported that the weapon fell in the bush,” the source told this newspaper.
The entire contingent turned back and retraced their steps but the weapon has not been found.
This led to investigators from Army Headquarters Camp Ayanganna travelling to the area to find out what really transpired.
The loss of the weapon comes just weeks after the army recovered two of its assault rifles that were stolen from Camp Ayanganna in February 2004.
The two weapons along with an UZI submachine gun were found in the possession of a Canje, Berbice man who has since been remanded to prison.