GGMC seizes 4000 carats diamonds

The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) yesterday seized around 4,000 carats of suspected smuggled diamonds bound for Dubai following cross-checking of documents which showed irregularities in the paperwork.

Stabroek News was told that executives of the Belgian company, Explorer Trade and Commerce Limited could be charged with breaching laws and regulations governing trade in the precious stones. General Manager of the Company Yuri Zaprudnov, while refusing to comment on the matter acknowledged that there were some differences between his firm and the GGMC. He said that in time he will give his side of the story. “I have no comment to make on the issue

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