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Crime

Workers arrested for bags of cocaine intercepted at Cheddi Jagan Airport

A loader and a private security agent at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport were arrested Thursday in connection with several bags of cocaine that were allegedly delivered over the airport fence, according to the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU). CANU said the 71.2 kilogrammes of cocainne were seized at a time when a New York-bound Caribbean Airlines flight and a British ...

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Two remanded prisoners flee from nearby Lusignan Prison; policemen under close arrest

Two prisoners escaped from a Guyana Police Force van on Monday afternoon just outside the Lusignan Prison where they were remanded after they pleaded not guilty to a joint charge of simple larceny, police said. The Guyana Police Force said two policemen have since been placed “under close arrest as investigations continue.” The escapees are 31-year old Keon Webster, a ...

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Rapist escapes from Mazaruni Prison

A convicted rapist on Thursday escaped from the Mazaruni prison compound, shortly after he asked to ease his bowels in a bushy area, the Guyana Prison Service said. Akeem Wong, a convict serving a 15-year sentence for rape, managed to escape at about 7:20 am. The Prison Service said At the time, Wong along with inmate Gilbert Gill, was labouring ...

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Schoolgirl beaten unconscious by brother

A 13-year old girl was attacked and beaten by her brother at Arau Village, Wenamu River, police said. The assailants age has been given as 25 years old. Commander for Regional Police Division #7, Senior Superintendent Dion Moore said the incident occurred at about 6.30 Wednesday morning. Investigators were informed that the man has a  ‘mental disorder’. Police were told ...

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Electrician shot 12 times- police

Police say they are investigating the shooting incident of an electrician at Tucville, Georgetown. The victim has been identified as committed 36-year old Winston Hazel, an electrician from Tucville. The incident occurred at 7:07 Tuesday night. Investigators were informed that he sustained 12 gunshot wounds: three to his left side abdomen, three each to his thighs, two to his left ...

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State House ‘shooter’ jailed, placed on probation

A Nigerian man, who perpetrated an attack at State House more than three years ago, was Monday sentenced to three years imprisonment. Police said Bethel Chimezie, who committed the offence on December 15, 2022, was sentenced to three months imprisonment together with three years of supervised probation. Chimeze was arrested by Assistant Superintendent Rodwell Sarrabo on 16th January 2023 for ...

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West Coast Demerara man arrested allegedly with cocaine

A West Coast Demerara man on Friday remained in custody after he was arrested allegedly with 11.4 kilogrammes of cocaine, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said. The agency said 39-year old Sahadeo Prasad of Grant 104 Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara during an intelligence-led operation at Cornelia Ida Public Road. CANU said they intercepted the vehicle on February 8, 2024. ...

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‘Sauce’ arrested for alleged possession of marijuana, ammo

A Guyanese man was Friday arrested by anti-drug agents with a large quantity of marijuana and ammunition, almost five years after a Guyanese man was deported from Barbados where he was convicted and jailed for marijuana and cocaine trafficking. The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) arrested Rohan “Sauce” Rambarran of Eccles Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara allegedly with 250 brick-like parcels ...

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APNU+AFC’s Ferguson wins Cybercrime battle against GDF Chief-of-Staff

A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) parliamentarian, Annette Ferguson was Thursday freed of a criminal Cybercrime charge based on a complaint by now Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Brigadier Omar Khan, according to Attorney-at-Law Lyndon Amsterdam. Senior Magistrate Leron Daly dismissed the charge that had been laid against the former government minister on June 21, 2021. ...

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