Anti – smuggling squad members in custody for shooting death of Labourer


crime[] – Police in ‘B’ Division are conducting investigations into the death of labourer, who was reportedly shot and left unattended at the No.66 foreshore by members of the Berbice anti-smuggling squad. The squad reportedly busted a gang of men offloading several items from a boat at the foreshore into a Bus early Saturday morning (July 04).

According to police, the incident occurred at 00:55 hrs. Information reaching iNews stated that Charles Caesar, 40-years-old and of Line Path, Skeldon, Corriverton, East Berbice/Corentyne was contracted to offload the items that appeared to have been illegally entered into the country.

The men began offloading the items sometime after 20:00 hrs but members of the anti-smuggling squad busted the gang a few hours after. Upon arrival at the foreshore, the squad released a round into the air and told the men to lie on the ground after which they made their arrest.

However, the now dead Caesar was still in the water and a second shot was fired, hitting Caesar. iNews was however informed that more than two shots were fired.

The men were reportedly placed into the bus that was receiving the illegal items and taken to the office that is located in Springlands Corentyne and then to the Springlands police station. However, when a check was carried out, it was then persons realised that Cesar was missing and a search was launched to find him.

iNews understands that when they returned to the foreshore, they found Caesar groaning in pain. He was immediately picked up and rushed to the Skeldon Emergency unit but died while receiving medical attention.

Reports indicate that the doctors tried to save Caesar but they were unsuccessful as he had been left two unattended for too long and reportedly bled profusely.

Three persons, including two members of the anti-smuggling squad are currently in police custody aiding with investigations.



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