TOILETS, alcohol, dodgy robberies and "yet to be classified” incidents are the source of the theft of hundreds of police firearms.
In response to parliamentary questions from the DA, the office of national police commissioner Riah Phiyega yesterday revealed 740 firearms were either stolen or lost by police in the 2011/12 financial year.
Phiyega’s office said six guns were lost in toilets, negligent loss accounted for 246 firearms, while the loss of 286 guns has yet to be classified.
In total, 352 guns were lost through negligence, while 388 firearm losses were classified as "bona fide”.
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