Two north west miners murdered

-one shot in head, other stabbed in Venezuela

At about 0700h yesterday, acting on information received, police ranks from the Yarakita Police Station went to `Bruck Up’ Landing, NWD, where the body of miner Randy Rafael, 23 years, of Kamwatta Village, NWD, was found lying in a hammock with a suspected gunshot wound to the head. The suspect has  not yet been arrested, police say.

A statement from the police today said that while at `Bruck Up’ Landing, the ranks received further information about another body of a Guyanese national of Amerindian descent that had been brought over earlier in the day from the border village of “Mundo” in Venezuela.

Police say that investigations revealed that miner Titus Daniels of Yarakita was allegedly fatally stabbed to his back by another Guyanese miner during an altercation at “Mundo”. Other Guyanese miners arrested the suspect and brought back the body of Titus Daniels to Guyana. The suspect was handed over to the police and is in custody.

Efforts are in train to take the bodies to Mabaruma, NWD, police say.

Investigations in both matters are in progress.