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Guyanese woman caught with cocaine in her hair weave at Bahamas airport

(BAHAMAS TRIBUNE242).-A WOMAN from Guyana has been arrested at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) for attempting to smuggle cocaine into the Bahamas concealed in her hair weave. Police report that alert Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers took the Guyanese woman into custody following the seizure of just over two pounds of cocaine on Tuesday afternoon, May 23, 2017. Shortly ...

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Suspected Trinidad con arist jailed

A widely suspected Trinidadian con artist was Tuesday jailed after he was convicted for forgery and immigration breaches. Daniel Ali will be spending the next two years in the Georgetown Prisons after he pleaded guilty to the charges of over staying his time and forging two legal documents. The charges allege that between January 3, 2017 and May 19, 2017 ...

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Deeds Registrar on fraud charge

Registrar of the Deeds Registry, Azeena Baksh was Tuesday charged with obtaining money by false pretense. Thirty-three year old Baksh appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and denied the allegation that while being employed by the Judicial Service Commission between May 1, 2014 and and January 31, 2017 in Georgetown caused or procured valuable securities in the sum of GYD$4.5 ...

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CANU seeks international help to crack GYD$500 million cocaine bust; motor racer’s girlfriend arrested

As the probe continues into the GYD$550 million worth of cocaine-in-dressed lumber, Guyana is seeking international assistance to recover recordings that may have been erased from a digital recording device, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said Tuesday. “CANU still has a Digital Video Recording device retrieved from Nazim Gafoor at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Bank Demerara that has been discovered to have been ‘wiped’ and ...

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Suspected Trinidad and Tobago con artist caught in Guyana

A suspected con artist from Trinidad and Tobago has been arrested and is to be prosecuted for a number of offences before he is deported to his home country, police said. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Superintendent Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News that Daniel Ali was arrested Saturday evening. The Crime Chief said since Ali’s arrest at ...

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Businessman held allegedly with gun, ammo; wife held for bribing cop to free husband

A  41 year old businessman of Helena # 1, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara was Saturday afternoon arrested with an unlicensed .32 Pistol, fifty  .32 and seventeen  9 MM live ammunition, the Guyana Police Force said in a statement. Police ranks acting on intelligence swooped  down on the suspect’s home about 22:55hrs and conducted a search, during which the illegal weapon ...

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Mother, son charged with gun, ammo, ganja offences

A mother and her son were Friday arraigned on charges of illegal gun and ammunition possession and possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. Appearing before City Magistrate, Leron Daly were Gail Joe and her son Kevin Amos both of whom reside at 43 Norton Street, Lodge, Georgetown. They were jointly charged with having one .38 round of ammunition ...

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Update: Husband, who alleged killed Linden clothing vendor, shot after he attacked police

The man, who allegedly stabbed to death his wife, was Friday afternoon captured but not before he was shot because he allegedly attacked police, the Guyana Police Force said. “During the ensuing process of effecting the arrest, the 35 year old pork-knocker who violently attacked the ranks, was shot once to his left leg,” the law enforcement agency said. His ...

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Opposition parliamentarians, supporters on GYD$300 million fraud-related charges at GRDB

Two opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarians and four other supporters were Friday each granted GYD$500,000 bail for allegedly omitting from the general ledger of the Guyana Rice Development Board a total of GYD$362 million while they were board members of that entity. The prosecution’s case is that they committed the offences during each of the calendar years of 2012,  2013, 2014 ...

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Govt drug bond employee admits to stealing medical supplies

One employee of the drugs bond at Diamond Hospital has admitted to stealing GYD$100,000 worth of supplies from the East Bank Demerara facility and one has resigned with immediate effect, the Ministry of Public Health said in a statement. The ministry added that several others, who were released from police custody , have not reported for duty. “They are on strike” ...

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