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Suspected sheep thief shot dead; handguns, numerous items seized

A suspected sheep thief, who allegedly drew a loaded firearm at police, was shot dead early Tuesday morning and investigators later seized numerous items believed to have been stolen. Another man, who was at the farmhouse where the stolen sheep were discovered was allegedly held with another handgun and a another set of items. Police believed that the farmhouse is ...

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Husband, wife dead after stabbing each other

A businesswoman and her common-law husband died after they stabbed each other during a “argument” over the management of their business, police said. The incident occurred Sunday at their business premises located at Ekereku Hill top, Kamarang. Investigators learned that Selima Norton, AKA ‘Shelly’, 45 years of New Providence Housing Scheme, EBD and Kurt Reynolds, 37 years of Silverballi Street, ...

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No political motive behind crimes- Police Commissioner

Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud said there is no indication that there is a political motive behind the recent spate of armed robberies, even as the Guyana Police Force is ramping up its espionage on criminals and their networks. “People also respond to sentiments expressed in the media thinking that this is a cause they may be helping so indirectly it ...

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Joint Services haul in two-month accumulation of weapons, home-made wine, other illegal items

As part of heightened security activities to ensure domestic security, the Joint Services on Saturday conducted Operation Safe Guard at the Georgetown and New Amsterdam prisons and seized a large quantity of contraband items, the Ministry of the Presidency said. At the Georgetown Prison 21 improvised weapons and knives, 20 razor blades, 558 grams of marijuana, 22 cellular phones and ...

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Updated: No guns found in Georgetown Prison

After a search of the Georgetown Prison that last several hours, no guns were found in what is considered one of Guyana’s maximum security jails. Police and soldiers early Saturday morning raised the jail, as part of an operation to deal with potential domestic security threat. Sources said law enforcement authorities have received credible information of a planned jail break ...

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Tenant shoots landlord after he objected to narcotics sale on premises

A manhunt has been launched for a tenant who shot his landlord several times after the property owner objected to the sale of narcotics on his premises, the Guyana Police Force said in a statement. “Police are making diligent efforts to apprehend a thirty year old tenant who allegedly shot his landlord multiple times to his legs because he was ...

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Police, army to deal with “potential security threat,” increased crimes

The Guyana government says it has “received credible information related to a potential domestic security threat” resulting in the need for a joint police and army operation on Saturday. “That coupled with increased criminal activity has resulted in the decision by the Administration to institute security measures in targeted areas, starting tomorrow (Saturday). The announcement of the joint services operation ...

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One arrested for Albouystown gunning down

Investigators said they arrested a 38-year old man from Ketley Street, Charlestown in connection with the early Friday morning gunning down of a 27-year old Michael Payne that apparently stemmed from an altercation late Thursday night. Police have so far found out that two men, including the man with whom Payne had the argument, went and invaded the the man’s ...

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Cousins held for alleged ganja bust

Two cousins were early Friday morning arrested in connection with the alleged discovery of more than 87 pounds of marijuana at their apartment located at Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown. Police said they held the cousins aged 20 and 36 years during an operation at about 12:30 Friday morning.   “Ranks acting on information received went to the duo Second Street, Turkeyen Apartment ...

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