* A policeman has been arrested in connection with missing weapons * 6 pistols and two rifles have been seized so far
Botswana police have arrested one of their personnel in connection with 27 rifles missing from the Special Support Group (SSG) armory in Maruapula.
The alarming security breach was discovered during a routine inspection recently, when 20 handguns and seven rifles were discovered missing.
Since then, 32-year-old policeman Emmanuel Mmuluki has been accused. On charges of theft by a person employed in the public service, Mamoloki was brought before the Second Extension Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
In a short interview with Voice Online, Law Enforcement spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Deveco Motop revealed that the boys in the blue uniforms were able to retrieve six pistols and two rifles.
The top cop trusts that the rest of the lost weapons will be found soon.
We are working around the clock to recover lost firearms. I can assure the general public that we are doing our best to find them. They should remain calm because now we have the lead and we will find out all of them. I cannot disclose more information about where and how the other weapons were discovered because they could jeopardize our investigations,” Motobi said.
Meanwhile, the accused has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to stand trial on June 22 for his remembrance.