Prison crackdown

― intelligence-led operations glean success

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, November 7, 2019

The security of the nation’s prisons remains a priority. According to the officials, on November 6, Joint Services ranks conducted a routine search of the Mazaruni Prisons. They found three sim cards, 10 cell phones and chargers, 59 packs of cigarettes, six scissors, 11 improvised weapons, eight lighters, two smoking utensils, eight chargers, eight broken pieces, a quantity of bamboo and “fronto”, 1,404 grams of Cannabis Sativa.

Security officials stated that regular searches are conducted to ensure the integrity of the prisons and the safety of officers, and the public at large.

An intelligence-led operation conducted by ranks of Regional Police Division 4 (b) -(Eccles- Moblissa), on Wednesday,  also resulted in the dismantling of a vehicle theft ring. Ranks arrested thirteen persons and secured several vehicle parts. These include shells of a Toyota Pitbull minibus and a 192-motor car, three motor cars, a 150-elite motorcycle, five generators and two weeding machines. All of the aforementioned are suspected to be stolen or unlawfully obtained, were found at different locations in the Kuru Kururu Station District.

Persons have since identified some of the articles. Also, there have been several confessions from suspects regarding their involvement of the items found. Investigations, in this regard, are ongoing.

In Central Georgetown, a three-hour cordon and search operation saw 13 arrested in connection with armed robberies and murders. A Senior Superintendent led the three-hour operation.

The police have also issued wanted bulletins for three men in connection with an armed robbery on November 2, on Zhou Chumia – the proprietor of a supermarket at No. 2 Village, Canje, Berbice.

Those wanted are Jason Isaacs, 30, of 18 Bristol Street, East Canje-Berbice; Ravindra Punwasie, 36, of 12 Palmyra, East Canje-Berbice and Doodnauth Bissoondyal, 22, of 81 Coburg Street, East Canje-Berbice.

Anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of the suspects is asked to contact the police on telephone numbers 333-5564, 333-2151, 3332152, 226-6978, 225-8196, 226-2870, 226-7065, 227-1149, 226-7065, 911 or the nearest police station.

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