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Bicycle bandit nabbed after robbing minibus driver, passenger

A man will soon find himself before the courts on charges of armed robbery after he held up a minibus driver and a passenger at Providence on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD). According to a police report just after noon on Monday, minibus driver Ameer Karim passenger Trevor Blackett were attacked and robbed at Providence, by a man who ...

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‘No ink’ delays Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry Report

The presentation of the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry Report to President David Granger on Monday hit a snag because the ink being used to print the document has finished. “Commissioner of the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry,Sir Richard Cheltenham did not submit the COI Report to President David Granger, as was scheduled to happen today. Sir Cheltenham reported that ...

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CANU to seek arrest warrant for ex agent

The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Monday threatened to obtain an arrest warrant for one of its anti-drug agents if he does not attend court in an ongoing drug case. CANU said Darren Sears of 128 Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara or somewhere else in the Country  must attend Court 5 of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on February 26, 2016 to ...

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Two held for gold heist

The son of a well-known gold miner has been robbed of a huge quantity of raw gold, and two persons have been arrested in connection with the heist, police said. Guyana Police Force investigators were told that at about 3:15 PM on Thursday, 4th February, 2016, Akeem Chase of Craig, East Bank Demerara was driving a motor vehicle along Second Street, ...

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SOCU seizes more than GYD$16 M, two arrested

Guyana’s anti-money laundering agents seized more than GYD$16 million from a house in East Coast Demerara and two persons have been arrested, according to police and well-placed sources. The cash seized includes almost US$80,000, GYD$1 million and Trinidad and Tobago dollars. Sources said operations were carried out at East Bank Demerara and East Coast Demerara, but the cash was seized ...

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DEA office in Guyana set for opening next week

The United States premier narco-trafficking agency is set to formally open its office in Guyana next week, several years after first floating the idea. The Drug Enforcement  Agency (DEA) office in Guyana will be stationed at the American Embassy in Georgetown. American Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway and a senior official of the Guyana government are expected to address the ...

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GYD$20 million worth of smuggled goods seized

The Guyana Revenue Authority Wednesday said it seized almost GYD$20 million worth of smuggled goods and detained a number of vehicles that were used to transport the items  in January. The seizure of the un-customed goods by the GRA’s Law Enforcement and Investigation Division (LEID) has been is part of what the agency calls its “relentless”  pursuit of smugglers “The countrywide ...

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Guyanese, Brazilian allegedly caught with stolen horses

Two Guyanese and one Brazilian have been arrested for allegedly being in possession of 15 horses that were being taken to Brazil, police said. Investigators said the men were arrested by Lethem Police at about midday, Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Manari, Central Rupununi. Police said the horses were stolen from a ranch owned by a businessman at Manari and ...

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Guyana considers seeking extradition of former GPL Deputy CEO

Guyana would ask Canada to extradite the  Guyana Power and Light’s (GPL) former Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Aeshwar Deonarine to answer a charge related to the alleged theft of more than GYD$27 million from the power company. Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan said Guyana has asked the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), through the International Police (InterPol), to locate ...

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More cocaine pellets coming down… 62 grammes and counting

A man nabbed with 518 grammes of cocaine in his under garments also up to Thursday excreted several pellets weighing an additional 62 grammes of the illicit substance, police said. The outgoing passenger was nabbed at the Ogle International Airport at about 5:30 Thursday morning. He remained under guard at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC)  where he is expected ...

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