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SOCU gets Deputy Head

Retired Senior Superintendent, Lawrence Kissoon

Retired Senior Superintendent, Lawrence Kissoon

The Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) of the Guyana Police Force is getting a deputy head, at long last although there have been objections to his appointment in some quarters.

He is Retired Senior Superintendent of Police, Lawrence Kissoon.

Kissoon is expected to assume duty this week, almost immediately after his retirement.

Sources told Demerara Waves Online News that formal and informal concerns have been raised about Kissoon’s appointment at SOCU.

The agency requires confidentiality and secrecy to get the job done effectively.

Kissoon will be the Deputy to Assistant Commissioner, Sydney James.  James is a retired Colonel and former intelligence czar at the Guyana Defence Force (GDF).

Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan denied being involved in approving the appointment of the Deputy Head of SOCU, saying that such operational matters are left to the Guyana Police Force.

SOCU is currently engaged in several wide-ranging local and international investigations into money laundering linked to gold smuggling and narco-trafficking by Guyanese based here and overseas.

SOCU’s operatives are periodically expected to undergo lie detection tests, in keeping with understandings with key Western Nations.

  • ExPPP_Man

    Everyone involved in the gold and timber business should be investigated for money laundering. I always wonder how the live in Guyana and can afford huge homes in North America.

  • eddie

    that question was not ask b4 5/11 and that is one of the reason the PPP is the opposition now let me hear your response,,,, I am trying very hard to change your tunnel vision,,,,, you are my special project

  • eddie

    and what wrong with that,, in the old administration everything was done in secrecy and I am sure you will concur with that but when the question started and they had to account for it all the discrepancy started to show hence the change of government so if we continue with the question we will keep an honest government and we the people will gain ,,, I think we deserve that don’t you think … it nor partisan it is keeping the government honest,,, trust me they will last loner if we continue to do that rather than pandering,,, now you see this statement had no motive but protecting the welfare of the Guyanese and it also show how impartial I can be I don’t care who is the government of the day as long as we the Guyanese people benefit

  • eddie

    like I said, there is a sudden intensity and all eyes are on the govt to deliver a utopia after only 11 months in office. LISTEN THERE ARE THE ONE THAT PROMISE TO ENACT THESE THING WITHIN 100 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! now don’t tell me the coffer was empty because you have to consider the 50% raise for the minister and this was not one of the promise

    have also said a millions times before that there are at least 200K supporters of the last admin still lurking in a system the govt is tying to fix. many still giving instructions and writing checks
    :::::::::::::::: you see right here you just expose your racist feeling with painting a broad brush and you don’t like it when it is done to you,,,, not that it is right when this happen

  • eddie

    no the KKK is racist just like you,,, most of those African brother were also church going people too just to remind you because you forget to mention it

    • The Shootist

      typical, you can’t debunk the message, so you attack the messenger. no one needs to kill Indos, many are doing it to themselves and kin. daughter plotting to kill father. mother plotting to child. wife conspiring to kill husband and then there are the suicides. I suppose you will blame that on shootist, pnc/Black people.
      pppc and their membership are chronic cybabies. everyone else pull their weight, but you all spend your days hiding behind false discrimination claims and playing victims.

      • eddie

        LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!! and I really think you believe that crybaby stuff that you just mention,,, and to cap it off everyone pulling there weight OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG these moniker is reserved for one set of people do the investigation