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Poultry farmer caught with cocaine; men nabbed with guns

A poultry farmer remained in police custody on Good Friday after he was arrested one day earlier on the Essequibo Coast allegedly with 11 pounds of cocaine in his possession, police said in a statement. The Guyana Police Force said that at about 4:10 Thursday afternoon, the 30- year old man was held at a road block on the Aurora Public Road ...

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1,900 gallons of illegal fuel seized; smugglers escape

The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) says 1,900 gallons of fuel were seized in the Mahaica area on Monday, but several persons who were transporting the fuel in boats made good their escape. “Field tests carried out by GEA’s Inspectors revealed that the fuel was illegal as the marker concentration was below the legal level. As a result, all 38 drums ...

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Forensic audit reports to aid in state assets recovery–SARU’s CEO

Guyana’s State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) will be partly using the findings of the several forensic audits to make out cases to the High Court to order the seizure of properties acquired based on stolen wealth, officials said Wednesday. Chief Executive Officer of the State Assets Recovery Unit (SARU), Aubrey Retmeyer declined to say who SARU/SARA has on its eyes on, but ...

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“Smartt” Guyanese cocaine trafficker arrested in New York with excreted pellets in suitcase; strainer found in hotel bathroom

A Guyanese man was allegedly caught by American Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents in a hotel room near the JFK International Airport in New York with several cocaine pellets that he had excreted. The detainee, Jermaine Smartt, has been ordered detained because he may not attend his trial. A preliminary hearing has been set for April 24, 2017. Court documents ...

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Parika murder suspect arrested

 Police in ‘D’ Division arrested the elusive suspect in relation to the recent murder of Dhanwantie Ram, 29, about 02:00hrs this morning at Parika, East Bank Essequibo, during which process he received a gunshot wound to his right arm.   He (suspect) was escorted to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where he was treated for his injury, later sent away and ...

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Govt foils Enmore-Hope NDC’s “illegal” sale of computers- Public Telecoms Ministry

In the wake of concerns by the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) that agents of the State Assets Recovery Unit (SARU) swooped down on the Enmore Neighbourhood Development Council and carted off a number of computers, the Ministry of Public Telecommunications said Friday that they foiled an attempt to sell the items illegally. “Officials from the eGovernment Project Execution Unit paid ...

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Construction worker charged with fraud

A construction worker, who allegedly took more than GYD$500,000 from a woman to construct the lower flat of her house but allegedly converted the cash to his own use, was Thursday granted bail when he appeared  before Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan. Claudius Peters of 156 First Street, Mocha denied the charges when they were read to him, but said ...

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Digicel awarded contract to fix Guyana’s 911 emergency phone call system

Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, Wednesday said that the 911 emergency telephone line is one step closer to being fixed. The Minister noted that clearance has been given to Digicel (Guyana) Limited to ship the equipment needed to have the 911 system back up and running. “Digicel won the contract for purposes for getting the equipment to be installed ...

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