AFP Has ‘Lost’ Munitions, Bullet-Proof Vests, Body Armour, Tasers and Handcuffs


The Australian Federal Police has lost almost 30 “controlled items” in the past year including munitions, body armour, bullet-proof vests, Tasers, batons, handcuffs and night-vision goggles, an audit into its firearms and armoury has revealed.

It is the second time since 2009 that the AFP has been warned thatĀ its stocktake procedures for guns and ammunition were of serious concern.

It follows allegations that ex-AFP members have taken controlled items with them after they left the organisation.

A spokesman for the AFP stressed that no guns were listed as lost or missing.

He said it had responded to the 15 recommendations made in the official audit and almost all hadĀ been implemented.

The AFP is investigating allegations that ex-officers had kept weapons after they left the force.

“The Western Australia Police arrested an individual in 2012 who was in possession of previously-unrecovered AFP controlled items,” the AFP spokesman said.

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