More and more weopons and ammunition are going missing in the four
divisions of the Belgian armed forces. Over the past five years ammunition went
missing on over a hundred occasions.
Eighty-six weapons disappeared too.
There are five reports of weapons being stolen and ten reports of
ammunition theft. A quarter of the
weapons were recovered. Procedures have
been tightened up after soldier Jürgen Conings went AWOL after stealing heavy
weapons from a Belgian army base. The
soldier suspected of far right leanings later committed suicide.