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16 year old robbery suspect arrested; guns, ganja seized

A 16-year old boy is among three persons arrested by police for allegedly being in possession of three guns. Police said the teen was suspected to have perpetrated an armed robber. The Guyana Police Force said law enforcement agents in ‘C’ Division arrested the trio from Sophia. The items seized are one .40 Taurus Pistol with six live rounds, two .32 ...

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Two arrested at JFK Airport for smuggling birds from Guyana

Reproduced from ABC News Two New York City men were arrested Wednesday at John F. Kennedy International Airport and charged for illegally smuggling finches from Guyana, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn said. Twenty-six of the little birds were found stuffed in hair curlers and placed in the socks of the defendants, identified as Victor Benjamin, 72, of Brooklyn and Insaf Ali, 57, ...

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Guyanese held in marijuana, cash haul in United States…told police he was going to sell sauce, seasonings

Reproduced from Still Water County News. By: Marlo Pronovost, SCN editor Approximately 70 pounds of marijuana and US$1,700 in cash was seized during a routine traffic stop on I-90 last week. Bing Yuan Liang, 46, and James Yannick Van Sluytman, 32, are each charged with one felony count of possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute. Each is being held ...

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One of three men charged with cocaine trafficking jailed, fined after pleading guilty

Three men, including one whose father is charged was recently charged with cocaine trafficking, were Tuesday charged with a similar offence after they were intercepted allegedly while engaging in a cocaine transaction. Thirty-seven year old Mohamed Kadir, 33-year old Ryan Gomes and Mark Fowler were arraigned by Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan on a cocaine trafficking charge. After Fowler pleaded ...

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Market vendor shot to head while defending wife from banditry

A La Penitence Market vendor was Easter Monday afternoon shot to his head after he tried  in vain to prevent four bandits from robbing his wife, eyewitnesses said. The incident occurred at about 5:30 PM outside Twin’s Drug Store, Saffon Street. Injured is Doodnauth “Hardat” Danrasi of Windsor Forest, West Coast Demerara.  The bandits grabbed his wife’s apron containing GY$100,000 ...

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UPDATE: GDF Chief-of-Staff’s personal assistant kills reputed wife, surrenders; Officer interdicted from duty, inquiry launched

Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Captain Orwain Sandy, who is the Chief-of-Staff’s Aide-de-Camp, on Saturday shot and killed his reputed wife, Reona Payne, the army confirmed. After the incident that occurred at about 11 AM at Alexander Village, he surrendered to police. Payne worked for several years at Muneshwers Travel Service as a travel agent. She lived at Haslington Village, East ...

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Good Friday murders in Demerara

  Two persons were killed in Demerara on Good Friday, the Guyana Police Force reported. Two suspects in the separate incidents-at Westminster, West Bank Demera and Kitty- have since been arrested. Dead are 20-year old Rosemary of Eccles, East Bank Demerara and 27-year old Taj Andrew Jarvis of Dowding Street, Kitty, Georgetown. Said to be in her 20’s, Rosemary of ...

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Woman, friend sentenced to death for murder of husband

Two women, one of whom is an American citizen, were Thursday sentenced to death for the 2012 murder of a man who is also an American and the husband of one of the now convicted killers. Berbice High Court Judge, Sandil Kissoon handed down the decision after receiving probation reports.   They are United States citizen, 43-year old Hemwattie Abdulla, ...

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