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Brazilian prison escapee caught in Guyana

A Brazilian, who was among 100 prisoners who escaped from a jail in his home country, was Wednesday arrested in southern Guyana, Guyanese police said. Police said he has been “positively identified” as Roger Batalha Rodrigues. He has since been handed over to law enforcement officials in Brazil. “Police ranks of the Mounted Branch stationed in Lethem, whilst on patrol yesterday ...

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Brazilian women among four arrested during shootout with police

Two Brazilian women were among four persons nabbed following a shootout Tuesday night in Lethem, as police probed an armed robbery earlier in the day that led to the arrest of three Brazilian men. “Acting on information, ranks went to a house at Tabatinga, Lethem about 22:30hrs last (Tuesday) night and on arrival were forced to take cover as several ...

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Guyanese among 46 arrested in New York

Two Guyanese were among 46 foreign nationals taken into custody during a five-day operation in western New York, in the latest reported crackdown on at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants, and other immigration violators, the United States’ Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said. The agency indicated that the Guyanese man and woman would remain in custody and could eventually be deported to their ...

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Three Brazilians arrested for allegedly robbing Lethem shop

Three men believed to be Brazilians were Tuesday afternoon arrested after they allegedly robbed a shop at the southern Guyanese town of Lethem near the border with Brazil, police confirmed. Interior Divisional Commander, Superintendent Ravindradat Budram told Demerara Waves Online News that after police received a call, they immediately took up positions at strategic locations and caught the suspects. He ...

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Customers, police, High Court Marshal locked inside NBS headquarters; concerns raised about false imprisonment

Several customers, a High Court Marshal, lawyer and policeman were Tuesday afternoon among several persons locked inside the New Building Society (NBS) headquarters for several hours, raising concerns about alleged false imprisonment. Deputy Commander for ‘A’ Division of the Guyana Police Force, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum said legal action was being contemplated. Blanhum told NBS lawyer, Ashton Chase that he ...

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Three held, cocaine seized in Soesdyke raid- CANU

Three persons were late Friday arrested, and a large quantity of suspected cocaine and several vehicles seized by agents of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), that anti-drug agency said. Those arrested include a brother and sister- Junior Owen Singh and Nickela Craig-Singh.  CANU said the suspected narcotic weighed five kilogrammes. CANU said the operations were conducted in the Soesdyke area late ...

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GDF Coast Guard foils teenagers’ suicide attempt at Kingston jetty

The Guyana Defence Force said at about 3 PM Friday one of its Coast Guard ranks, along with the unit’s welfare officer, foiled a suicide attempt by two secondary school students at the Kingston Jetty, Georgetown. “The two teenagers, who were allegedly preparing to jump into the deep waters at the mouth of the Demerara River, were spotted by an ...

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US court jails man for 41 years for the murder of Guyanese girl

A man, who shot dead a 16-year old Guyanese girl in Flatbush, Brooklyn apartment, was Tuesday sentenced to 41 years in prison. Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez on Tuesday announced that the 26-year-old man was sentenced to prison for firing a single shot with a submachine rifle, killing Shemel Mercurius. Before migrating to the United States, Mercurius lived with her ...

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