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Trio in custody for allegedly threatening to kill Granger

Police said they arrested three persons, including a 65-year old man, have been arrested in connection with allegedly threatening to assassinate Guyana’s President, David Granger. Investigators said the threatening phone calls were made against the life of Granger on the 911 system at Brickdam on the 20th March, 2018. Previously, an inmate of the Lusignan Prison had been charged with ...

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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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