Five employees attached to the Guyana Water Inc branch in New Amsterdam, along with two security guards are currently in police custody following the disappearance of a quantity of diesel from the office.
Stabroek News was told that on Tuesday at around 5 pm 530 gallons of diesel was discovered missing from the Lot 53 Stanleytown, New Amsterdam Office.
The matter, however, was only reported to the police on Thursday.
After the report was made, four plant operators and a supervisor along with two security guards were arrested and placed in different stations along East Berbice.
It is believed that the diesel was stolen between Monday evening and Tuesday morning, and that it would have taken at least four hours for the fuel to be removed. Police meanwhile are continuing their investigations.