Security officials thwarted an attempt to steal thousands of rounds of ammunition from the Guyana Defense Force(GDF) Timehri base yesterday. The ammunition which is located at the Timehri rifle range is used during training by army ranks. Several ranks stationed there have been placed under close arrest.
A few years ago several high powered rifles stolen from the army found their way into the the hands of a gang of criminals who conducted massacres at Lusignan, Bartica and Lindo Creek. The gang headed by the notorious Rondel Fineman Rawlings used the village of Buxton as a safe heaven. Persons are wondering whether this attempt was done to facilitate the arming another gang.