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Daily Archives: November 8, 2013

Jamaica seizes cocaine found in shipping container from Guyana

(JAMAICA OBSERVER).-KINGSTON, Jamaica.- Fifty-two packages of cocaine weighing 57.5 kg, with an estimated street value of US$57,000 or J$57 million, were seized Thursday in a joint operation by Jamaica Customs and the Trans-national Crime and Narcotics Division (TCND) at Kingston Freezone. According to the Jamaica Customs Department, the contraband was found wrapped in brown masking tape in a 40-foot import ...

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Police shot at during marijuana eradication exercise

Suspected marijuana cultivators allegedly opened fire on police in Ituni Backdam where lawmen arrested four persons and seized a quantity of the narcotic and a large quantity of ammunition and magazines. “During the operation the police ranks came under fire and returned fire as a result,” said Police Force spokesman Ivelaw Whittaker. Two other suspects escaped. During the drug eradication ...

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Private Sector, APNU in ongoing tussle over anti-money laundering bill

Guyana’s Private Sector Commission (PSC) on Friday heaped scorn on the combined opposition for rubbishing its petition to the National Assembly for passage of amendments to the financial crimes law. But A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) laid the blame squarely at the feet of the Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration for not acting on a number of key ...

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Updated: Opposition defeats amendments to anti-money laundering law

Guyana’s opposition-controlled National Assembly Thursday night voted down the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering of Financing Terrorism (AML/CFT) bill, placing the country on the path to international sanctions. “Guyana is now in jeopardy of being labeled a high risk country for international financial transactions, the ramifications of which have already begun to see delays in banking and money transfer transactions. These ...

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