Heavily armed bandits rob mining camps, wreaking havoc in Region 7

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Sherrif Mining company located in Kartuni, Cuyuni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) is one of several mining operations that were allegedly robbed in the last few days by at least six heavily armed bandits carrying high powered rifles.

The mining concession owned by Mohamed Sherrif Harry was attacked and robbed on Monday of an undisclosed quantity of raw gold. The gang members also relieved a security officer onsite of his shotgun and a 9mm pistol.

The workers on most occasions were reportedly terrorized and beaten by the bandits who then relieved them of raw gold and other valuables.

Reports are that the six men are wreaking havoc in that part of the Region which is not easily accessible to police.

The owner of the mining operation told media operatives that several of his workers were severely beaten and are left without proper medical attention.

“F” Division Commander Rabindranauth Budhram, speaking with this publication, explained that he received information about a robbery and that a team of police officers were deployed to the area.

He however, noted that it will take the officers days to travel into the area due to the rough terrain.

Meanwhile, Inews understands that another camp owned by a Bartica businessman, was raided and robbed on Tuesday morning. Again, the bandits made off with a quantity of raw gold.

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