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Cocaine in US-bound plywood intercepted; three arrested

Guyanese anti-drug agents Thursday discovered what is likely to emerge as a huge quantity of cocaine stashed in plywood in that was about to be shipped to the United States (US), Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Agency, James Singh said. He told Demerara Waves Online News that the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) and Customs, under the auspices of the United Nations ...

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Man confesses to killing his child’s mother

A man has confessed to having been involved in the killing of his child’s mother and dumping her body in a canal at Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara, a top police investigator said Thursday afternoon. Investigators, he said, were now looking for a second person who could assist them in their probe into the killing of 25-year old Simone Hackett. ...

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One held, two wanted for Wakenaam businessman’s murder

Investigators are searching for two prime suspects in the shooting death of a Wakenaam businessman in Georgetown earlier this week. A senior police investigator would only say that one person has since been held in connection with the gunning down of 26-year old Mahendra Persaud. Persaud was killed after he resisted bandits who were trying to take away a bag ...

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Wakenaam businessman gunned down in botched Bourda robbery

Police are on the hunt for a man who shot and killed a 26-year-old businessman on Tuesday at Robb and Alexander Streets Bourda. Demerara Wave understand that 26-year-old Mahendra Persaud of Wakenaam had travelled to the City to buy goods for his family’s business when the incident occurred. Persaud reportedly came out of a car and was immediately accosted by ...

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Body of missing woman found in canal

The body of a woman, who was last seen leaving her home to uplift a package, was Tuesday morning discovered in a canal at Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara. Investigators believe that the body is that of Simone Hackett who went missing days ago. The 25-year old Hackett left her ‘C’ Field, Sophia home at about 8:30 PM on Saturday, ...

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Bandits burn rice farmers to death in botched robbery

Two prominent rice farmers in Region Three were Sunday night burnt to death in their house during an attack by bandits. Dead are Munair and Jamila (only names known) , said to be elderly persons. One of the theories is that after the elderly couple realised that bandits had invaded their home at Good Hope, East Bank Essequibo, they locked ...

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One arrested following shoot-out with police at gas station robbery

One man was Friday in custody and an illegal gun and ammunition seized as part of investigations into an armed confrontation with bandits during a robbery at a gas station. Police said that at about 2:30 AM  Friday April 15, 2016, three men, all armed with firearms, entered the Shell Fuel Station at McDoom, Georgetown, and held up the security ...

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DNA test confirms remains of British teen found in shallow grave

Less than one week after three co-conspirators in the murder of a British teenager were granted bail, DNA tests show that the decomposed remains found in a shallow grave aback an East Berbice village were those of the lad. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News that specimens taken from the remains and the ...

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