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SOCU raids home, store of Regent Street businessman; PPP peeved

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is peeved at the continued operations of the Special and Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) while it remains under the auspices of the Ministry of the Presidency. The latest incident as revealed by Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall was the raid of the Kitty home of a businessman in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Nandall ...

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SOCU operations to be governed by protocols

Almost two months after an army intelligence officer and two others were killed in a vehicular collision during a surveillance operation, rules have been crafted for the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan announced Thursday night. “The protocols have been already drafted…It’s about six pages  of protocols as to how they are going to do their ...

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NICIL Probe: SOCU hauls in Luncheon for questioning

Former Head of the Presidential Secretariat (HPS) Dr Roger Luncheon is the latest member of the Former People's Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) administration that has been hauled in for questioning in relation to irregularities uncovered at NICIL. Sources at the Special Operations Crime Unit (SOCU) have confirmed that the PPP stalwart was questioned sometime today. However no other information relative to ...

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Guyana Bar Assoc wants Commission of Inquiry into death of GDF intel agent, civilians

The Guyana Bar Association (GBA) Saturday called for a Commission of Inquiry into a surveillance operation by the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) that resulted in the death of an army intelligence agent and two civilians including his wife in a vehicular collision during a high-speed chase. “The deaths and their surrounding circumstances are cause for the gravest concern among citizens. ...

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SOCU representatives did not identify themselves properly before high-speed chase

Former Miss Guyana India and Miss India Worldwide, Alana Seebarrran has suggested that agents of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) did not identify themselves  properly when they turned up outside her her home and blocked and banged the car she had entered and even raced after them. The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) has since confirmed that Sergeant Robert Pyle, who was ...

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GDF spy was on “legitimate operation” , amid private sector fears

Amid growing concern about the role of military intelligence in civilian operations like the one mounted against the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Tuesday said Sergeant Robert Pyle was involved in a “legitimate operation” last week when he died in a vehicular collision. “Defence Headquarters wishes to notify the public that the late ...

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Guyana seeking US help with gold smuggling court cases

Guyana has asked the United States for assistance to help convict a man for allegedly smuggling large quantities of  gold to New York. Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo businessman, Christopher Baldeo is accused of smuggling almost US$69,142 worth of gold to the United States between February 6 and 7, 2015. Currently on GYD$100,000 court bail, he is due to re-appear before ...

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Police equipped to probe white collar crime; NICIL investigation begins

Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud said Wednesday that a forensic audit report on the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) has been handed to investigators and he assured that the Guyana Police Force has competent investigators to probe white collar crime. “The investigations have commenced,” he said. Persaud said he was aware that NICIL’s Chief Executive officer, Winston Brassington was ...

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