PRESS RELEASE – Guyana Police Force

(November 13, 2018)

A wooden vessel ferrying seven passengers earlier today from Eteringbang to Macapa, in the Cuyuni River, was fired upon by a group of armed men standing on the Venezuelans side of the border.

The incident occurred about 12:00hrs., in the vicinity of Butanuamu Creek Point.

Police Corporal Quincy Alexander, who was one of the passengers, was struck by a bullet in his lower back.

The 38-year-old Policeman of South Amelia’s Ward, Linden who is stationed at the Eteringbang Police Station and attached to Macapa Base, is being medevaced to Georgetown; his condition is regarded as serious but stable.

An investigation has since been launched.

Jairam Ramlakhan


Public Relations and Press Officer

Guyana Police Force