The Gambia’s Inspector General of Police has raised red flag, dissecting the story of guns imported into the country.

In a press release published below, the Police Chief confirmed that 38 of the guns imported by Gach Security “were not the type authorised for importation as indicated on the packing list.”

The Office of the Inspector General of Police wishes to inform the general public that GACH SECURITY LIMITED situated at Fatou’s Gold Plaza, Bertil Harding Highway,  Kanifing,  The Gambia, applied for Gun Importation License in accordance with the Arms and Ammunitions Act to enable them import single barrel rifles for hunting and recreational purposes in The Gambia.

On arrival at the Banjul Seaport on Wednesday the 9th January, the shipment was subjected to routine security checks for the purpose of verification by security agents stationed at the Seaport. It was discovered that 38 of the guns were not the type authorised for importation as indicated on the packing list.

These guns are impounded by the Police and an investigation panel, consisting of personnel of the Gambia Police Force, State Intelligence Service and Gambia Armed Forces have been instituted to look into the circumstances surrounding the matter as to whether these are  categories of hunting guns as claimed by  the importer.

As the State Authority responsible for the granting of license under Arms and Ammunitions Act of the Gambia,  the Office of the Inspector General of Police assures the general public that it will ensure  national security is not compromised.

Meanwhile, the Office of the Inspector General of Police thanks the security agents for their diligence and professionalism.

ASP LAMIN NJIE

PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

FOR: INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE

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