– during police sting operation
Two ranks of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guard were in custody last night after they, and a civilian, were caught with a quantity of AK-47 ammunition in Plaisance, East Coast Demerara.
A source confirmed that four individuals were travelling in a car in the area, which was intercepted by police ranks. The driver reportedly ran away before the lawmen closed in on the vehicle. The remaining occupants allegedly had a total of 113 rounds of 7.62×39 ammunition in their possession.
Reports indicate that police had received word that the men were planning to sell the ammo.
The incident is the latest in which military personnel have been implicated in criminal activity.
In February 2006, 33 AK-47 assault rifles were stolen from the army’s Camp Ayanganna base.
Army investigators detained several ranks after the theft was uncovered, some of them were charged.
A number of the weapons turned up in the hands of criminal gangs.
The first was found in an area between Melanie Damishana and Enterprise, East Coast Demerara.
More were recovered from eight bank robbers who were killed following a daring Rose Hall bank heist. Two others were found on the West Coast of Berbice, while another was allegedly recovered from Cyon Collier, called ‘Picture Boy’, who was captured on October 3, 2006 at Bachelor’s Adventure, East Coast Demerara.
In 2009, three ranks from the Guyana Defence Force Coast Guard were charged for the murder of 23-year-old, Dweive Kant Ramdass of Bartica.
Ramdass was allegedly heading to Bartica by speedboat with $17M to transact business on behalf of his employer, when ranks from a Coast Guard boat took him off the vessel.
His body was subsequently fished out of the Essequibo River.
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