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Apr 24, 2015

No Update in Military Ammo Missing Three Months

Almost exactly three months ago, two containers of military-grade ammunition were stolen off the secure, guarded B.D.F. Echelon Base in Lord’s Bank. The ammunition, about two thousand, seven hundred rounds used in M-sixteen and M-four rifles, was stored there by the American military for use in their training exercises. At the time, the then B.D.F. Chief of Staff, Colonel Raymond Shepherd, had stated publicly that it was likely an internal job and those officers entrusted with checking the stores would be questioned and likely sanctioned. Well that hasn’t happened yet because the B.D.F., three months after, are waiting for the result of police testing on a handprint found on the scene.

 

Asariel Loria

Lt. Col. Asariel Loria, Chief of Staff, B.D.F.

“The investigation is two pronged, internal and external. We are doing the internal portion and the external is being done by the Police Department. We found a handprint at the zinc there at the ammunition base which the Police took. I think that is with the Forensics Department so that they can verify…the biometrics will further narrow the investigation because at this point in time we have a lot of loose ends and that handprint will assist us tremendously.”

 

Reporter

“Why is this taking so long…the internal investigation I mean?”

 

Lt. Col. Asariel Loria

“He said that it is about a seventy-five percent chance that it is an internal job. However the area was cleared up the twenty-third of December. There were no holes reported along the fence. The fence reportedly had a hole like a month after so during that month there were four rotations with four different groups of people – so each time there is a group it is about fifteen to twenty guys who work there at any one time. If you multiply that by four it’s a large number of people that we will have to interview so what we are emphasizing now is the handprint. That will definitely narrow down the investigation.”

 

According to Lieutenant Colonel Loria, the Americans continue to store their ammunition at that location, but proper security procedures have been put in place.

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