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Man gets 5 years in prison for smuggling guns to Guyana

ATLANTA (AP) – A native of Guyana who lives in Georgia has been sentenced to five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to smuggling dozens of guns to the South American country. Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say 39-year-old Jermine Prosper, who lived in Conyers, legally purchased about 50 guns in the Atlanta and smuggled them in shipping barrels to ...

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Businessman in Tucville bridge fatal shooting to stand trial for murder

City magistrate Dylon Bess has ruled a prima facie case has been established against Robert Benn, the businessman whose matter has been famously known as the Tucville bridge fatal shooting. Magistrate Bess said Benn will stand trial in the High Court in April 2017. 24-year-old Colin Perreira, of Kitty, was shot and killed last year, and his 22-year-old girlfriend Gail-Ann ...

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Man gets 5 years prison, $237million court fine for 194lbs cocaine in fish

Kapil Haresh Thakurian, 32-years-old, from Enmore/Foulis, East Coast Demerara was today sentenced to five years in prison, and fined $237million for possession of some 194 lbs of cocaine found in fish at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. Thakurian was sentenced today by City Magistrate Leron Daly. Thakurian was charged last August and pleaded not guilty to the charge. When Thakurian ...

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Professor Mars murder accused stabbed at Georgetown Magistrate Courts

A prisoner was today stabbed at the Georgetown Magistrate Courts, just a few minutes after police locked down the prisoner holding area and instituted a search on all inmates because of another knife-possession matter earlier this morning. The victim, 18-year-old Timothy Paul Chance, is one of the accused in the murder of Professor Perry Mars. Chance is believed to have ...

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City businessman’s security guard shot during attempted robbery

A city businessman narrowly escaped injury and was able to deposit cash while his security guard and bandits exchanged gunfire in an attempted robbery. Sources said the incident occurred at about 5:15 PM Friday, February 3, 2017 near the Citizens Bank night deposit at Thirst Park, East Bank Demerara. The security guard was shot and was rushed to a city ...

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SOCU investigators search GRDB for evidence of financial crimes

Agents of the Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) on Friday searched the Guyana Rice Development Board’s offices for evidence in relation to the findings of a forensic audit. “It’s important to take action quickly to gather the documentation that is needed for evidence in cases of money laundering, tax evasion, theft so that’s exactly what we are ...

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Bartica Massacre: two sentenced to death by hanging, one acquitted but remains remanded

Mark Royden Williams called ‘Durant’ and ‘Smallie’, one of the accused in the Bartica Massacre, was tonight sentenced to death by hanging before Justice Roxanne George after a 12-member jury returned seven guilty verdicts for murder, and five guilty verdicts for manslaughter. Dennis Williams, called ‘Anaconda’, was also sentenced to death by hanging after seven guilty verdicts for murder were ...

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Prosecution ‘mistakenly’ throws out attempted murder charge against one of Tower Hotel robbers

Howard Vasconcellos

A charge of attempted murder which was today dropped against 21-year-old Jason Howard was later re-instated after police prosecution mistakenly dropped the wrong charge. Police prosecutor Deniro Jones had told the court earlier this morning the Director of Public Prosecution advised the two attempted murder charges be dropped against Howard, and his companion 23-year-old Curtis Vasconcellos. The first attempted murder ...

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Superbet calls for collaboration to go after armed bandits

The Suriname-based Suribet on Wednesday called on Guyanese authorities to craft a better strategy to combat heavily armed criminals, in the wake of two robberies in recent weeks that resulted in a loss of millions of dollars and mental scars to workers. General Manager of Suribet, Ashwien Surjbalsingh told reporters that his business has been robbed twice with AK-47 assault ...

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