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20-year old father of one charged with murder of Timehri mechanic

Twenty-year-old Rayon Jones was on Tuesday remanded to prison by City Magistrate, Judy Latchman for his alleged murder of 23-year old Timehri mechanic, Puranand ‘Andrew’ Baljit which occurred last week Thursday. Jones, of  212 Fourth Avenue Bartica was not required to plea to the indictable charge which states that on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Madewini, Timehri East Bank Demerara he ...

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Corn beef thief deported to Guyana

Reproduced from Barbados Today A 51-year-old Guyanese man was today ordered to leave the country after pleading guilty to theft in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court. Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sergeant issued the deportation order to Johnny Harington Worrell, who has been living in Barbados illegally for the past 11 years. Worrell, who resided in Deacons Road, St Michael, was charged with ...

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US-bound cocaine-in-fish accused remanded

Two persons were Monday arraigned for allegedly attempting to traffick more than nine kilogrammes of cocaine in frozen fish to the United States (US). Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan refused bail to 27-year old Safoor Ali of 11 La Jalousie and 22-year old Lazeean Imrazie of Goed Fortuin, West Bank Demerara. They were remanded to prison until July 7, 2016. ...

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Dataram’s ex-wife, others charged with ganja trafficking

Shameeza Khan, the ex-wife of self-confessed drug-trafficker Barry Dataram, and four others were Monday afternoon charged after ranks allegedly discovered 170 pounds of marijuana in their possession during a raid last Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Versailles, West Bank Demerara. Charged were Khan, 34, Andrea Purran, 40 Felicia Laundry and Balkhrison Ramdass, 54, all of whom reside on the West ...

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‘Unprecedented’ tug boat cocaine haul from Guyana worth up to £512m, UK Court told

Reproduced from STV News The amount of cocaine found hidden on board a Turkish tug boat was “unprecedented” and had a potential street value of £512 million or US$578 million, a police drugs expert said. Detective constable Jurgen Wahla, who is based in Aberdeen, was giving evidence at the trial of nine Turkish men accused of smuggling cocaine from Guyana in South ...

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Five suspected pirates charged with murder

Five men, who attacked several fishermen aboard a vessel in Nickerie, Suriname, were Friday charged with the murder of one of the victims. The Guyana Police Force said the Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Ali-Hack advised that the men be charged for the offence. “The act was allegedly committed on May 28, 2016 in the Corentyne River where the deceased ...

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Suspected cocaine mule recruiters charged

Two men long suspected of hiring cocaine mules to export the illicit drug out of Guyana were Friday slapped with charges of procuring at least three persons. They are Rolston Bacchus and Troy Sauers also known as Randy, Muslim and Biggs. They appeared before Chief Magistrate, Mc Lennan to answer the charges. Bacchus and Sauers, who have previous narco-traffficking offences ...

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Alleged robber of ex British soldier charged

The man, who allegedly snatched jewellery from a former British soldier who is visiting  Guyana for its 50th Independence Anniversary, on Thursday pleaded not guilty to the charge. He is Jose Barker, 35, of Howes Street, Charlestown, Georgetown who was positively identified by the ex-serviceman, Edward John Constant.  Barker was refused bail and remanded to prison until June 16, 2016 ...

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Mini-bus driver jailed, fined three times value of marijuana

A mini-bus driver, who allegedly drove through a police road block and was moments later caught with more than 12 kilogrammes of compressed marijuana, was jailed for four years and fined more than GYD$19.5 million. The fine represents three times the street value of the marijuana.   Thirty-five year old Ossie Mc Farlane of Hopetown West Coast Berbice was found ...

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Ex husband, friend charged with Babita Sarjou’s shallow grave murder

Three days after the skeletal remains of Babita Sarjou were unearthed from a shallow grave aback her husband’s Campbellville home, he and another man were charged and arraigned for her murder six years ago. Shardanand Naraine, 39, and his friend 35-year old were not required to plea to the indictable charge that they murdered the 28-year old woman. Naraine and Punton ...

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