[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) has called in the Guyana Police Force to investigate the presence of a strange substance found in a bag of rice delivered to Base Camp Stephenson in Timehri.
A press release from the GDF said that at approximately 06:30 hours on Saturday, April 25 a sealed bag of rice was opened by ration store personnel for rice to be distributed to various kitchens at Base Camp Stephenson.
“While dipping the rice out, the two ranks observed a brown paper bag which they inadvertently tore as they dipped the rice. Inside the paperbag, was a substance suspected to be powered carbon.
“This finding was reported to the police who are currently conducting investigations into the matter. At the moment, this appears to be an isolated incident as there has been no other indication that there are any other rice bag or food items which are contaminated”, the GDF release noted.
It was further noted that the GDF will continue to exercise diligence and seek to ensure that it mitigates against any possibility of harm coming to its troops.
iNews understands that the rice came from a popular rice mill in Essequibo.