The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) said yesterday that two boxes containing 40 grenades were found aback of the accommodation housing the senior training staff, contrary to force regulations, which prescribe that, grenades not in use are to be kept in the arms and ammunition stores.
According to a GDF press release, the grenades had been reported missing or unaccounted for, at the Colonel John Clarke Military School on Friday last.
An investigation was immediately launched and following the discovery, the investigators have established that all the grenades issued to the Training Base have been accounted for.
The GDF release went on to say that investigations have also revealed “a deliberate plan to steal grenades from the facility.
A Warrant Officer is under close arrest while investigations continue to determine if there are other perpetrators and what Standard Operating Procedures were breached,” it ended.