Investigation into alleged weapons parts theft from Army stores contin…

The Defence Forces is carrying out an investigation into the alleged theft of weapons elements from Army stores.

Military police, with the assistance of the Garda, have been examining the matter for the last several months, The Irish Times understands.

Hundreds of pages of documents have been examined, including the records of weapons and their elements being signed out and back in. No arrests have been made to date and inquiries are current.

A report by the Military Police is due to be finalised in the near future for the Defence Forces’ senior leadership and the Department of Defence.

It is understand the Garda became involved on foot of a request by the Defence Forces. Investigations of alleged crimes on military character are typically handled by the Military Police but it has the option of going to the Garda for assistance with serious offences.

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