[www.inewsguyana.com] – The police off the resort Paranam in the Para district of Suriname on Monday intercepted a boat carrying 22,000 liters of fuel.
There were three Guyanese men and a Surinamese woman on board who were arrested, the local media in Suriname has reported.
Reports are that Police received a tip that fuel was being traded illegally in waterland at the border between Domburg and Paranam. Police units immediately rushed to the location and encountered the boat’s captain, two crew members and the Surinamese woman.
The Surinamese woman had reportedly purchased all of the fuel from the Guyanese men. Research shows that the fuel in a boat named “Shelly Ann ‘ originated from Guyana.
This report was brought to iNews’ attention by a concerned citizen who felt that it was a matter that needed to be investigated by the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA).
According to reports, the illegal shipment is that of a major trawler fuel smuggler from Parika, East Bank Essequibo who is currently wanted by the GEA for more than a year now.
While there has been no official report from the GEA, iNews understands that the agency has made several attempts and tricks to intercept this vessel but all failed.