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Two marijuana busts at Bartica ferry stelling

An unemployed woman and a man have been arrested in Region 7 in two separate marijuana busts in less than 24 hours. The Guyana Police Force said at about 5PM Wednesday they acted on information and arrested a 21-year old unemployed woman of Parika, East Bank Essequibo after she was found in possession of 1.3 kilograms of cannabis in a ...

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Chinese fined for overstaying

Two Chinese were today fined GYD$30,000 each for over staying their time in Guyana. Thirty-two year old Zenyong Laing and 33- year old Zebim Laing both of 628 South Amelia’s Ward, Linden stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. The charge alleges that between June 20, 2016 and May 30,2017 in Georgetown, they failed to comply ...

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Two charged with causing businessman’s death

A 23-year old woman and a man were Wednesday arraigned and granted GYD$900,000 bail pending trial on a charge of causing the death of city businessman, Derek Mangal by dangerous driving earlier this week. Those charged with the offence are Rajkumarie Ragoobar, of 137 AA Eccles East Bank Demerara and 24-year old Steven Cox of 55 Gordon Street, Kitty, Georgetown. Chief ...

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GRA Drug Enforcement agent, motor racers among four remanded to prison on cocaine trafficking charge

A Guyana Revenue Authority Drug Enforcement Unit agent and two motor racers are among four persons refused bail on a joint charge of trafficking in 84.9 kilogrammes of cocaine. The Drug Enforcement Unit agent is Sherwayne De Abreu. The others are racers Stephen Vieria and Nazim Gafoor as well as his father, Tazim Gafoor. They all pleaded not guilty to ...

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Motor racers among five charged for GYD$500 million cocaine bust

Two motor racers were Tuesday afternoon among five persons charged for a more than GYD$500 million cocaine-in-lumber bust earlier this month, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said. Those charged jointly with trafficking in the 84.9 kilogrammes of cocaine are racers Stephen Vieria and Nazim Gafoor as well as his father, Tazim Gafoor, and Sherwayne De Abreu. Sawmill owner, Narine Lall, ...

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Persons arrested at Kaieteur National Park charged with mining offences

The 20 persons- mainly residents from the Amerindian village of Chenapau- who were earlier this week arrested for allegedly illegally mining at the Kaieteur National Park were released from police custody after they were charged with violating the Mining Act, authorities said Tuesday. Commissioner of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), Newell Dennison told Demerara Waves Online News that ...

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31-year old man accused of sexually abusing 14-year old boy

A 31-year old man, who works at the Ministry of Public Health, has been charged with a sexual offence allegedly committed on a 14-year old boy. The man was not required to plea to the charge that was read to him by City Magistrate, Leron Daly. Police alleged that the man engaged in sexual penetration of a child at the ...

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Trinidadian man charged with ganja possession, trafficking

A 31- year old Trinidadian was Monday morning arraigned on a charge of being in possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. The charge alleges that on May 28, 2017 at Mandela Avenue, Georgetown,  Cornelius Thomas of South Trinidad had in his possession 834 grammes of marijuana in his possession for the purpose of trafficking. When asked to respond to ...

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