36 arrested in Stabroek Market raid
-100 phones, jewellery among seized items
Over 30 persons were yesterday arrested after the Guyana Police Force conducted a raid at the Stabroek Market Square after a robbery was reported in the area.
Police later said that 36 persons were arrested, while a quantity of pronto leaves (marijuana) along with gold jewellery, two welding torches and 100 cell phones, suspected to be stolen or unlawfully obtained, were seized in the operation.
Some of those held were subsequently released last evening.
At the Stabroek Market in the wake of the midday operation, eyewitnesses claimed that the situation could have been handled differently, while claiming that passers-by and shoppers were also taken into police vans and escorted to the Brickdam Police Station.