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Dataram’s ex-wife, others charged with ganja trafficking

Shameeza Khan, the ex-wife of self-confessed drug-trafficker Barry Dataram, and four others were Monday afternoon charged after ranks allegedly discovered 170 pounds of marijuana in their possession during a raid last Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Versailles, West Bank Demerara. Charged were Khan, 34, Andrea Purran, 40 Felicia Laundry and Balkhrison Ramdass, 54, all of whom reside on the West ...

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‘Unprecedented’ tug boat cocaine haul from Guyana worth up to £512m, UK Court told

Reproduced from STV News The amount of cocaine found hidden on board a Turkish tug boat was “unprecedented” and had a potential street value of £512 million or US$578 million, a police drugs expert said. Detective constable Jurgen Wahla, who is based in Aberdeen, was giving evidence at the trial of nine Turkish men accused of smuggling cocaine from Guyana in South ...

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Prime suspect in Timehri mechanic’s murder apprehended 

An identification parade by ranks of the Guyana Police Force has led to the apprehension of the prime suspect in the murder of Timehri mechanic, Puranand ‘Andrew’ Baljit, a senior police source has confirmed. The suspect, whose girlfriend was taken into custody on Saturday, was reportedly apprehended on the seawall on Saturday evening. He is said to be in police ...

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“Abdue” wanted for probe into Kaieteur News grenade incident

Police on Friday issued a wanted bulletin for 20-year old man in connection with the discovery of a grenade near the vehicle that is usually driven by the publisher of Kaieteur News, Glenn Lall. He is Shemar Wilson called ‘Abdue’. Police said they want to question him in relation to  ‘attempting to cause explosion’ which occurred on June 6, 2016, ...

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Twelve now in custody for grenade incident outside Kaieteur News

Conflicting reports are emerging from 12 persons who are currently in police custody, after having been linked to the placement of a grenade near the vehicle that is usually driven by Kaieteur News publisher, Glenn Lall, police sources said Thursday. Among those in custody is a woman who, according to a police source, appears to be the owner of the ...

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Six arrested for Kaieteur News grenade incident

Six persons were early Tuesday morning arrested in connection with the presence of a live grenade near the vehicle owned and driven by the publisher of Kaieteur News, Glenn Lall. “Relative to the investigation into the grenade attack at Kaieteur News, detectives from the Guyana Police Force after reviewing surveillance footage have detained a motor car matching the description and ...

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Fragmentation grenade was “live” -police ; Guyana govt calls incident “domestic terrorism”

Police on Sunday confirmed that the grenade found near the vehicle owned by Kaieteur News publisher, Glen Lall, was live, triggering strong condemnation from the Guyana government. “Ballistic experts have confirmed that it was a live grenade and the safety pin was detached from it,” Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News. ...

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Grenade found near Kaieteur News publisher’s vehicle

A grenade was late Saturday night tossed near the vehicle of Kaieteur News publisher, Glenn Lall, outside the newspaper’s office and printery on Saffon Street, Charlestown. The device did not explode. Police were summoned and they cordoned off the street, preventing vehicles and pedestrians from passing. The incident occurred during the first night of the wake for Kaieteur News Assistant ...

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Operation Dragnet extended indefinitely following success- Crime Chief

Operation Dragnet, a Joint Services tactic, will be extended indefinitely ahead of the next summit of Caribbean Community (Caricom) Leaders scheduled for July in Guyana, according to Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum. In an interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA), Blanhum said since Operation Dragnet began six months ago, law enforcement agents have netted in ...

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Five suspected pirates charged with murder

Five men, who attacked several fishermen aboard a vessel in Nickerie, Suriname, were Friday charged with the murder of one of the victims. The Guyana Police Force said the Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Ali-Hack advised that the men be charged for the offence. “The act was allegedly committed on May 28, 2016 in the Corentyne River where the deceased ...

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