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Investigation into Gach’s gun importation exonerated the company

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The Gambian police said on Monday that the Gach security company’s importation of the guns were done with the parameters of legality.

The police said on Monday that the Gach Security Company, a company that is being investigated for importing unauthorized guns into the country, has been exonerated.

The guns were discovered at the Banjul seaport on 9th January 2019. The incident was investigated by a panel comprising experts from the Gambia Police Force, the Army, and Intelligence Services.

The weapons were 1,263 pieces of firearms packed in 252 boxes out of which 13 were suspected of being conventional weapons of warfare beyond the limits of his legally acquired hunting guns license.

“During the thorough investigation lasting almost two months, specimens of all the weapons were taken to a ballistics expert at the Gambia Armed Forces who upon comprehensive examination, concluded that all weapons are classified as hunting guns which can only use cartridges and not conventional ammunitions,” the police said on Monday.

“In view of the above circumstances, the prosecution of Mr. Abubakary Jawara, proprietor of GACH Security Company, on a charge of importation of non-hunting guns cannot be substantiated based on the findings of the ballistics expert and the legal advice that all guns submitted as specimen fall within the categories of hunting guns.”

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