GDF `aggressively’ pursuing missing AK-47s

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) continues to “aggressively” pursue the missing AK-47s that went missing almost four years ago, according to Chief of Staff, Commodore Gary Best who also stressed that the force will not stop until all the weapons are recovered.

Best, who was at the time addressing members of the media at Camp Ayanganna during a press conference today, also said that the force will also continue to discipline any “and all of its ranks who breach our operational procedures.”

While Best could not say how many of the 32 weapons that went missing from its headquarters some years ago were still unaccounted for, according to Stabroek News’ count some twenty of those weapons were recovered. Most were found in the possession of criminals while others were discovered hidden.

And Best called upon members of the public to assist the GDF in its efforts as they defend the borders, maintain a stable and secure environment and in “identifying rogue elements and encouraging ranks who have deserted to return to us.”

Meanwhile, the Chief of Staff, whose press conference was one of the many activities organized to recognize the force’s 45th activity, also told the media that the GDF has completed its organizational analysis and is currently undergoing a strategic defence review process.

“This will inform our strategic defence plan and our multi-year development plan,” Best said today.

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