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Barbadian seaman fined, jailed for marijuana bust aboard Barbados-registered boat

A Barbadian seaman on Friday took the rap for his four other colleagues, who were charged in connection with the bust of 150 pounds of marijuana aboard a Barbados-registered cargo boat. Michael Forde was fined GYD$51 million and sentenced to four years imprisonment for the offence of trafficking in narcotics. Those against whom charges were dismissed were Hardatt Munilall, Trevor ...

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Guyanese drug agents seize marijuana aboard Barbados-registered vessel

Agents of Guyana’s Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Wednesday night seized 150 pounds of marijuana and arrested a crew of three Guyanese and three Barbadians, Head of CANU James Singh said Thursday. He said no cocaine was found aboard the vessel named CV1 which transports mostly agricultural produce. Dried coconuts were also found aboard the vessel that was moored alongside a ...

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Brothers among four arrested for illegal gun possession -police

Two brothers are among four men arrested within the last 24 hours in connection with alleged possession of two guns and ammunition. The arrests were made at GuyHoc Park, Georgetown, and Number 72 Village, Corentyne, Berbice. The two brothers were arrested after police alleged that an unlicensed pistol and a motorcycle suspected to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained were ...

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Several arrested near St. Ambrose School polling place

Several men, who are believed to be licensed firearm holders, were arrested Monday night after they were trying to accompany a People’s Progressive Party (PPP) representative to follow the Statements of Poll and the Deputy Returning Officer, party officials said. ‘A’ Division Commander, Assistant Police Commissioner, Edgar Thomas said the men had nothing to do with the removal of ballot ...

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CANU agents arrest occupants of cocaine-laden go-fast boat, another person wanted

The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) on Sunday said they intercepted a go-fast boat at Parika, East Bank Essequibo, with 27.8 kilogrammes of suspected cocaine and agents are looking for a third person they believed is linked to the bust and who has since allegedly threatened them. Those arrested so far are 48-year-old Muneshwar “Bonny” Dasrajh and 35-year-old Latchman “Jack” Sankar ...

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Three suspects GTT kiosk robbery arrested

Three suspects in the robbery of the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company’s (GTT) kiosk at Giftland Mall have been arrested. A senior police source says they were arrested at various points including East Bank Demerara; D’urban Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown and at a local transportation and vehicle spare parts company. At about 8 pm Monday night, two men robbed the kiosk ...

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Rice farmer killed after complaining about goats

A rice farmer is now dead after he told two villagers that goats were damaging his rice cultivation. Dead is 36-year-old Chanderpaul ‘Jack’ Dhoman of Lot 28 Johanna North, Black Bush Polder, Corentyne, Berbice. He was killed by one of the men some time between Old Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at First Street, Johanna North, Black Bush Polder, ...

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Construction worker, wife arrested for guns, ammo, ganja possession

Police say they have arrested a construction worker and his wife in connection with the seizure of guns, ammunition, drugs and cash. The Guyana Police Force said a third suspect is currently being sought. The six-hour operation was conducted at Sophia on East Coast Demerara, which began around 10:30 p.m. netted the following items, police said: 1. a quantity of ...

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Policeman among three arrested for 2.7 kilo gold heist; guns, ammo seized

A day after they allegedly stole a large quantity of raw gold at the Matthew’s Ridge airstrip, two of four suspects were arrested Tuesday morning with some of the precious yellow metal, guns and ammunition, the Guyana Police Force said. High-level police sources said a constable attached to the Tactical Services Unit was also arrested. The sources said the raw ...

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Women among several arrested for gun, drugs at 3 East Demerara villages

Two women are among five persons who were arrested on Sunday during cordon-and-search operations at three East Coast Demerara villages. The Guyana Police Force said the searches were conducted between 6 am and 8 am at Vryheid’s Lust, Montrose, Nabacilis and Plaisance villages. Police said an unlicensed pistol with a live matching round, 300 grammes of suspected cocaine, and 45 ...

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