Police looking for ranks in ‘Fishy’ operations in Durban Backlands

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By Leroy Smith

Crime Chief, Leslie James
Crime Chief, Leslie James

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Crime Chief Leslie James and ‘A’ Division Commander Clifton Hicken are working very closely with their ranks to ascertain the whereabouts of a police patrol, its ranks and several pieces of what appears to be police properties which were dug up in the back yard of a Georgetown Property.

Last week, a resident of Durban Backlands was clearing the backyard of an abandoned property when he stumbled on components of a high powered weapon, a gun magazine, two helmets and a pair of pants. The pair of pants and two helmets resembles those used by ranks of the Tactical Services Unit.

The police were called in to investigate the discovery but it turned out that the entire operation was never recorded and there is no official police record that the police ever visited the location and removed the items.

iNews (www.inewsguyana.com) has been informed that after the discovery was made and the police were called in, they arrived at the scene placed the items in a bag and left the area. The residents of the area unfortunately did not record the number for the police vehicle which visited the scene.

When contacted by iNews (www.inewsguyana.com), Hicken and James said that they did receive information that there was some activity at the lot 147 Durban Backlands address where the police reportedly visited and that is being investigated.

The Crime Chief said there are no documented facts at the level of the police to show which patrol visited the area and more so there is no record of any items fitting the description mentioned ever being lodged by any group of police between Friday and late Monday night.

The Crime Chief is asking anyone who maybe familiar with the ranks who were on the patrol and took away the items, to come forward so that the matter could be investigated.

Several years ago, more than two dozen high powered weapons and five pistols went missing from the Guyana Defence Force armory and which later turned up in the hands of several high profile criminals.

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