The British Ministry of Defense announced today, Monday, the stolen weapons and ammunition from army bases, and some of them were offered for sale on e-commerce sites.
The British Defense said, in a statement reported by the local news channel, that 11 rifles, 42 pieces of explosive ammunition and 1153 bullets had disappeared from the army stores during the period from September 26, 2018, to September 30, 2019, and its fate has not been known yet.
“11 rifles, 42 pieces of explosive ammunition and 1153 bullets had disappeared from the army stores”
In turn, a spokesman for Britain’s Arms Control Network indicated that “some weapons have disappeared during training exercises in the United Kingdom”.
“I do not remember seeing a report of the army recovering lost weapons”, he added, noting that “8 rifles and 1,000 rounds were stolen in one robbery that took place inside an army facility in Merseyside, western England”.
“The thefts in the British army did not stop with weapons, but also bullet-proof vests, mountain bikes and a military camera”, he added.