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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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Cocaine-in-gas cylinder accused granted bail

Thirty year old Juan Anderson and thirty three year old Damion Williams stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates Court and denied a drug trafficking charge that was laid against them. The charged read that on December 24 (Christmas Eve) they had 65.027 kilogrammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Chief Magistrate McLennan granted bail in ...

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‘Bara’, ‘Rambo’ wanted for wedding house shooting

Guyana Police Force investigators were up to Tuesday-Boxing Day- searching for two men  allegedly implicated in a shooting at a wedding house last weekend at Hampshire Village, Corentyne. The suspects- ‘Bara’and ‘Rambo’-fled the scene in a vehicle, minutes after three persons were shot, a police spokesman said. Police were told that last Saturday one of the suspects allegedly drew a handgun during ...

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“Kevin” caught, admits to Christmas night killing, injury

A suspect was arrested Tuesday and has since confessed to the stabbing death of a man early Christmas night, police said. “The suspect in relation to the murder of Celwyn Allen was apprehended and has since admitted to the commission of the crime,” the Guyana Police Force said. Known as Kevin, the man allegedly stabbed Allen to death and knifed ...

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Christmas Eve coke-in-cylinder bust

A taxi driver was arrested late Christmas Eve afternoon after anti-narcotics police cut open a gas cylinder and found more than 66 kilogrammes of cocaine inside, the Guyana Police Force said. Investigators from the Narcotics  Branch said they initially came up empty-handed at the 33-year old man’s home at Budhoo Housing Scheme, Parika. However, when they searched his car they ...

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Updated: Gunshots fired during robbery of Yokohama boss nearby State House

Gunshots rang out Thursday night during a robbery a short distance from State House, the President’s official residence. The Guyana Police Force said the bandits snatched GY$1.4 million from 24-year old Deepak Baldraj, the General Manager of Yokohama Trading, a vehicle importing company. He told police that the money was in his pocket and glove compartment. Police confirmed that the incident ...

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Guyana-born man locked up in US for 30 years on wrongful rape, robbery conviction heads home for Christmas

BY CHRISTINA CARREGA and JAMES FANELLI (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS) He’s home for the holidays. Guyana-born Mark Denny, 47, has spent the past three decades behind bars for a brutal rape and robbery he didn’t commit. But last week he received the greatest gift of all — his freedom. The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday morning that it had moved to ...

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Suspect arrested for gunning down of French Guiana-based Guyanese

Hours after a French Guiana-based Guyanese man was gunned down at Craig, East Bank Demerara, one of several suspects was arrested, the Guyana Police Force said. Lawmen nabbed he 21-year old man of 14th Avenue, Diamond, East Bank Demerara at about 2 PM. He is being questioned in connection with the murder of 42-year old Purcell Moore Jr. of First ...

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