‘Known’ Smuggler arrested for shooting GRA Officers – Police

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Arrest-300x250[www.inewsguyana.com] – Police say they are continuing investigations into the incident that occurred on July 16 at Dundee, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara where there was an exchange of gunfire between officials of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and a group of men during an operation.

According to police, two men have been arrested, including the main suspect, believed to be a ‘known’ Smuggler and businessman – Jinga Harry.

Police also confirmed that during the incident 33 – year – old Yogeshwar Singh, who resides in the vicinity, sustained a grazed wound to his forehead from a stray bullet. He was medically treated.

“The investigations however are being stymied by the non-submission of statements to the police by the GRA officials who so far have shown some reluctance to do so,” Police said in a statement.

iNews had reported earlier that four GRA Officers were about to conduct a search on the Dundee Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara premises after finding a bus full of chicken, believed smuggled, when they were greeted with heavy gun fire from a group of men.

The GRA employees were shot at with high powered weapons, believed to be AK47s. While the Officers returned fire they were forced to retreat since theirs were not comparable.

Harry is said to be a ‘known’ smuggler who would bribe police ranks from time to time to keep his trade going. He is reported to be smuggling chicken, fuel and liquor from Suriname and other neighboring territories.

 

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