Guyana: More army weapons recovered

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, September 29, 2006 – Another three AK47s stolen from the army in February this year have been recovered in a raid by lawmen in Guyana.

Ballistics tests confirmed that they were used in the recent Rose Hall bank robberies. During those robberies, police killed eight men but with this discovery it has become clear that more robbers are at large, said reports.

So far ten of the 30 AK 47’s stolen from Camp Ayanganna in February of this year have now been recovered.

“The recovery of the weapons followed intense information gathering and the relentless pursuit of intelligence by the Joint Services,” an army release said.

It added that the weapons had improvised slings, while two had “sawn-off butts similar to the physical appearance of some of the weapons found on the bank robbers.

“This recent development in the Joint Services’ effort to recover the weapons stolen from the Guyana Defence Force indicates the invaluable contribution civic-minded citizens can play in the fight against crime,” the release continued.

The weapons were recovered in West Bank Berbice.