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Dataram found guilty of cocaine possession; common-law wife, two others freed

by Abigail Semple Self-confessed drug lord, Barry Dataram, was Tuesday found guilty of the possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, while the three other co-accused, including his common-law wife, were freed. City Magistrate, Judy Latchman said there was enough evidence to convict Dataram. She was awaiting the value of the cocaine before handing down sentence to Dataram in ...

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Off-duty cop shoots suspected robber; gun, stolen items recovered

An 18-year old man was shot and injured during an exchange of gunfire with an off-duty policeman shortly after robbing a West Ruimveldt resident. Investigators said that at about 11 O’clock Monday night the youths, who minutes ago in company of another armed accomplice, had robbed a resident of West Ruimveldt, of cell phones, was shot by a Gazetted Officer ...

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Drug lord Barry Dataram leaves Guyana with forged travel documents- sources

Self-confessed drug lord, Barry Dataram is believed to have fled Guyana to neighbouring Suriname, before a City Magistrate could have disclosed her decision on whether he should be freed on a cocaine trafficking charge, authorities said. Although Dataram is believed to have left via the Guyana- Suriname back-track route across the Corentyne River, law enforcement agents said he was carrying ...

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UPDATED: One shot dead, another critically injured outside Rio Night Club

One person was shot dead and another seriously injured during an altercation at early Monday morning outside Rio Inn, an adult entertainment night spot in Queenstown, Georgetown, police said. The shooting occurred at about 2 AM Monday, September 26, 2016 outside the nightclub at a parking lot for a mining supplies company north east of the night club. Other sources said identified ...

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Berbice businesswoman fined, jailed for cocaine trafficking

A woman caught attempting to traffic a large quantity of cocaine to the United States (US) was Thursday jailed and fined. Tricia Loo of 651 Fort Ordinance, East Canje, Berbice pleaded guilty when she appeared before a city magistrate. She was sentenced to three years imprisonment and fined GYD$25.6 million for being in possession of the illicit drug for the ...

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Bogus customers rob feed-shop owner of cash, valuables

An elderly feed shop owner, his daughter-in-law and several other persons were terrorized by two armed bandits who carted off cash and other valuables. Items stolen include Ipads, Iphones,  sales amounting to more than GYD$15,000 and jewellery. The attack was staged  Tuesday at about 9 AM by two men, who pretended to be customers at the feed shop located at ...

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Arrest warrants issued for drug lord Barry Dataram, reputed wife

by Abigail Semple Arrest warrants were Tuesday issued for self-confessed drug lord, Barry Dataram and his reputed wife, Anjanie Boodnarine, after they failed to turn up in court to know whether they would have to lead a defence or would be freed of a cocaine trafficking charge. City Magistrate, Judy Latchman ordered two other co-accused – Kevin Charran and Trevor ...

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Barbados deports Guyanese who caressed teenage girl aboard bus

A Guyanese national was handed over to immigration officials yesterday after appearing in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on an assault charge, the Online news website, Barbados Today reported on Tuesday. The 48-year-old farmer of Apartment #1 Arrindell, Government Hill, St Michael, who only goes by the name Mankad, pleaded guilty to the offence, which occurred on September 17. According ...

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Surinamese police confirm identity of dead Guyanese bandit

Surinamese police have confirmed that one of three robbers who they killed is Guyanese Rodwell Wiggins. However, Guyanese police could not immediately speak adequately on the incident because, according to one senior officer, information has not reached his desk yet. The officer believed that other departments of the Guyana Police Force may be in contact with their Guyanese counterparts. Wiggins up ...

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Guyanese among three robbers shot dead in Suriname

By Ivan Cairo PARAMARIBO, Suriname- After a failed robbery attempt Saturday night in the north of the Surinamese capital of Paramaribo, police here say they have shot and killed three of the suspected robbers including one Guyanese. A fourth suspect who was also shot sustained non-life-threatening injuries was arrested. The suspects are said to be two Jamaicans, one Guyanese and one ...

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