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GRA stops selling smuggled foreign chicken after cold storage staff caught illegally disposing meat

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Tuesday announced that it has stopped selling seized smuggled chicken because persons  at private cold storage facilities have been illegally disposing of large quantities of the meat. “Swift action by the Law Enforcement and Investigation Division (LEID) of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) aided in the removal of a large quantity of seized foreign ...

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Illegal plane probe: Contractor arrested, heavy-duty vehicle seized

A contractor in Lethem was Monday arrested and a backhoe seized, as Guyanese police intensify their probe into the unauthorised landing of a Brazilian-registered plane on a recently graded illegal airstrip, sources said. Sources said the contractor was arrested Monday and his vehicle taken to the Lethem Police Station. He was among three contractors who were detained for questioning last ...

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Granger concerned hinterland residents not seeing illegal planes; police seek international help

Even as President David Granger on Monday expressed surprise that no one in the hinterland has been seeing the landing and taking off of illegal aircraft on unauthorised airstrips, police said they have sought international help as part of their wide-ranging probe. Head of the Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum said local law enforcement ...

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Eleven NOC juvenile escapees captured

Eleven juvenile offenders were in all Monday recpatured after they escaped late Sunday afternoon from the New Opportunity Corps at Onderneeming, Essequibo Coast. Police said several male inmates had a disagreement among themselves and they eventually went upstairs where they stole the keys to the facility, opened the doors and exited. Investigations revealed that at about 5:15 PM six females ...

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Former magistrate pleads not guilty to drunken driving

Former Traffic Court Magistrate, Chandra Sohan on Monday pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol. He pleaded not guilty and was released on his own recognisance by Magistrate Renita Singh at the Albion Court. He will go on trial September 15 for trial. Police accused Sohan of driving under the influence of alcohol last Friday night on ...

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Prisoners hand over weapons, apologise for unrest

Hours after allegedly attempting to kill a fellow prisoner because he was suspected of being an informant, inmats of the Lusignan Prison Saturday morning handed over several improvised weapons and apologised for their behaviour, Prisons Director Gladwin Samuels said. He said prison staff, with the support of police and soldiers, reported for duty at the new holding area at the ...

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AK-47 rifle, ammo found in city

Police said a haversack containing AK-47 assault rifle and several rounds of a variety of ammunition was found Friday evening in a clump of bushes in north-western Georgetown. The Guyana Police Force said lawmen received information and went to a bushy area in Kingston at about 6:30 PM when they found the high-powered rifle and numerous rounds of ammunition. The ...

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14 persons hurt after minibus slams into tractor trailer – driver was allegedly drunk at the time.

Four children are currently hospitalized while several adults are nursing injuries about their body after the minibus they were traveling in slammed into a tractor trailer on the No. 19 Public road, Corentyne late Thursday evening. From information gathered, the persons were reportedly heading back home after taking a relative to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital when they got into ...

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