Opposition Leader alarmed at gun crimes

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By Tracey Khan – Drakes

Leader of the APNU, David Granger. [iNews' Photo]
Leader of the APNU, David Granger. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Opposition Leader, David Granger has again expressed alarm at the gun related crimes of recent in society.

Granger believes most of the weapons used to carry out violent crimes in Guyana are illegally smuggled into the country and in this regard he reiterated his call for tightened border control mechanism to be put in place by the authorities.

“There about three armed robberies every day and the APNU have called for stricter border controls, we feel that gun running is a serious offense and it leads to gun crimes in other parts of the country outside of the border,” he told iNews.

It was noted that Guyana’s borders are extremely porous and can be easily penetrated and urgent action is needed to be taken to prevent this influx of illegal firearm into the country.

Granger’s concern arose following the recent robbery of a businessman on Sheriff and Duncan Streets. The 21 – year – old gunman – Kevin Fields – was subsequently shot and killed by the businessman.

Fields Facebook Page revealed him posting numerous photos of guns and ammunition.

The Guyana Police Force has recorded a five percent drop in total serious crimes this year when compared to last year. The total number of reports of serious crimes made between January 01 and May 31, 2014, was 1,605 compared to 1,523 for the same period in 2013.

This photo was posted on Fields' Facebook Page.
This photo was posted on Fields’ Facebook Page.

According to the Police Force, the decrease occurred even though there were increases in four of the serious crimes monitored. Among the serious crimes policed by the Force are murder, robbery under arms, robbery with violence, robbery with aggravation, larceny from the person, break and enter and larceny, burglary, rape, and kidnapping.

Statistics show that that there were 316 robbery underarms cases with the use of a firearm, while there were 157 reports of robbery underarms with the use of other instruments.

5 COMMENTS

  1. and de mighty granger pull down de web site posing with the gun totting bandit that was gunned down by a better draw . these pnc people have no shame …..none

  2. hey Brown..the solution is an easy one..The US must brand PNC a terrorists organ and it will solve all of Guyana’s problems. Well not all all but most of it..

  3. Hey Gray and Moses Parrot. You two guys are so correct with your analysis. I wish there are more people who can share their thoughts and observations possible solutions on matters of this country. Thank you.

  4. Grangah ah honly fool heself wid he cries bout gun crimes..deep down inside he laffing and he happy. Grangaha know who gat de gun..Grangha know who ah used dem gun pon who..Grangah happy bad dat PNC make country ungovernable plan ah wok when he see census report how much indianas a leff guyana.
    Grangha is ant de britest and de bested but him nah stupid to de fact of slo fiah mo fialh make country ungovernable. de gun crime ah Grangaha bread n butter to one day soon put PNC pon tap again…Grangaha ah read de census report an Cris Ram ah tell he how much Indians ah run from guyana

  5. Educate the kevin fields of our Society Mr Granger. Tell these young adults not to rob and kill hard working Guyanese people. Tell them to get an education and a job. Black leaders need to step it up a notch! Far too many and disproportionate young black children are committing violent crimes.
    Our borders are too vast to patrol with our limited resources. In the same vane how did 50,000 undocumented Latin American children entered the USA?
    Everyone needs to join in the fight against crime and everyone needs to snitch at any hint of a crime.

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