Aug 24, 2020

Army to take a count of all firearms

It is reported that the Army has taken steps to conduct a comprehensive probe to take a count on all firearms in the Army camps around the country.

It is said that the Army has taken this measure after it was revealed that a journalist and an underworld member had transported a stock of firearms to Colombo during the Covid-19 afflicted period. Later, it was also revealed that several military personnel were also involved in this racket and that some firearms at army camps had disappeared since the end of the war.

The CID has arrested several military personnel in this regard while four more military personnel are being detained by the Army police for questioning.