– as MCU cracks another case
Two of the five suspects in custody for last week’s piracy attack on the Corentyne River which resulted in the death of the captain of a fishing vessel have reportedly confessed to carrying out the attack.
INews was reliably informed that the confession was made after the feared Major Crimes Unit (MCU) of the Guyana Police Force took over the case on Tuesday morning.
The suspects reportedly buckled under intense interrogation and confessed to the crime, giving details of the attack and how the now dead captain and his crew were ordered to jump overboard.
Police on Saturday were able to recover the stolen boat engine, after one of the suspects provided information to the investigators. The engine was found in a warehouse at Albion.
Last Tuesday, three fishermen were attacked by two pirates along the Corentyne River. The captain of a fishing boat, Mahadeo Ramdial, also called “Chico”, age 46, of Lot 146 Kilcoy Squatting Area, Corentyne drowned in the attack.
The two survivors – Parmanand Nandan, 21, of Tain, Corentyne and Arjune Permaul, 45, of Kilcoy Squatting Area – reported they were all told to jump overboard. (More details in a subsequent report)