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Updated: Man shot dead during drug bust at East Coast Demerara hotel

A man was shot and killed by police during a shootout at a hotel at Ogle, East Coast Demerara Thursday afternoon.A large quantity of cocaine and a gun were recovered.

Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent, Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News that “police received information about a large scale drug transaction and whilst attempting to arrest the suspects, there was an exchange of gunfire and one of the suspects was fatally wounded.”

Sources identified the man as 51-year old Nigel Joseph of South Ruimveldt, Georgetown. Blanhum said a firearm was recovered from the scene.

Joseph succumbed to gunshot injuries to his abdomen before arriving at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).

The Customs Anti Narcotics Unit had some time ago held two men and a quantity of cocaine in a room at that hotel.

  • Col123

    Jaggie boys getting busted?..why did they kill the brother????

    • ExPPP_Man

      51-year old Nigel Joseph of South Ruimveldt, Georgetown. !!!! South Ruimveldt,don’t have Jaggie supporters. This is your uncle danger’s supporter. Sorry they kill him. I wish he was arrested so he could call names of the other cohorts

  • Col123

    These are the ones we hear about Peter..who knows what is in the shadows ?… Look, I know that the DEA are well equipped to handle this…and should have been involved years ago in Guyana. With all the DEA equipment , can you explain why drugs are so rampant in US?.. I would like to compare my notes..

  • Col123

    OK …folks who are smarter than RK..et al.are suppliers to the US….then the DEA is very much useless… is still the conclusion…