Security forces collect thousands of illegal firearms in Juba

The Joint security forces has collected huge cache of fire arms during the ongoing search operation that started last week in and around Juba city.
Security officers inspect firearms collected in Juba during search operation since last week.        

By Benjamin Takpiny

The Joint security forces has collected huge cache of fire arms during the ongoing search operation that started last week in and around Juba city.

 “Thousands of illegal firearms were collected from individuals not authorized to carry them,” said Maj.Gen Lul Ruai Koang, the SSPDF spokesperson in a statement issued in Juba on Thursday.

He disclosed that among the weapons collected include 12.7MM Anti-Aircraft, PKMs, RPGs, AKM-47, G3s, Pistols, Crude Guns like Machetes, Bows and Arrows, Pangas and Machetes.

Koang also said they collected illegal drugs such as Marijuana commonly known Bangi and fake dollar currencies.

He said that the leadership/command of the joint security forces apologizes to the public for any convenience caused during the search operation.

“Leadership/command of joint security forces that conducted disarmament exercise apologized to all people who were negatively affected. Special apology goes to members of the diplomatic corps, UN/NGOs and other dignitaries for all forms of inconveniences caused. Awareness on cordial work relationship between uniformed services and civilians will be conducted from time to time,” said Koang.

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