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UK not bothered that SOCU’s advisor can be politicized

United Kingdom (UK) High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn and advisor to the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), Sam Sittlington on Tuesday brushed off concerns that the unit’s work might be seen as politically motivated. Asked what he thought could be done to avoid his work being discredited and politicised by the opposition, the former UK law enforcement agent said, “I ...

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Sloth in investigating financial crimes totalling almost GY$300 billion- UK advisor to SOCU

A British Financial Investigations Advisor to the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) on Tuesday expressed grave concern that there has been little movement in investigations and cases of financial crimes totalling almost GY$300 billion. “Unfortunately for SOCU, they have been inundated with a number of forensic audits,” Sam Sittlington said, adding that of the 26 audits, persons have been charged ...

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Bar manager found shot dead with gun next to him

The Guyana Police Force is working to ascertain whether the Manager of Korner Kick bar committed suicide or was shot dead by someone else. “Crime scene ranks have processed the scene and also swabbed both hands of the deceased for gunpowder residue,” police said. Dead is 21-year old Tevin Parris, a former student of Tutorial High School. Homicide detectives said ...

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Colombians, Venezuelan, Guyanese for court for cocaine, cash haul

Ten persons, including several Colombians, are this week expected to face drug trafficking charges, stemming from a major three-day operation, the Head of the National Anti-Narcotics Agency (NANA) said Sunday. Retired Major General, Michael Atherley said the four Colombians  one Venezuelan and five Guyanese remained in custody after the court granted an application to extent their detention beyond 72 hours. ...

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Guns were hidden in car that transported fireworks- police

Police said they have unearthed two guns in the bonnet of car in which customs officers has also unearthed a large quantity of fireworks late last month. Nine days after officers of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on December 29, 2017 found the firecrackers and other items  in a hire car at Line Path, Skeldon, Corentyne, Berbice, police said they ...

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Gold miner robbed of gold chains valued GY$600 K

A gold miner was Old Year’s Night 2017 allegedly robbed of three gold chains valued GY$600,000 while he was standing outside the Mackenzie Market, Linden, police said. The victim has been identified as  Trava Campbell, 31 , a miner of 193 Dakama Circle Mckenzie, Linden. The incident occurred at about 9:42 Saturday night. “Enquiries revealed that the victim was standing on ...

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Head of SWAT team under close arrest for large quantity of whiskey

The Commander of the Guyana Police Force’s  Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT ) Unit on Sunday remained under close arrest in connection with the seizure of 30 cases of whiskey in a minibus in which he was travelling. Berbice Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner, Lyndon Alves said an officer was expected later Sunday to travel to Berbice to question the head ...

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