At about 1930h. last night, police ranks conducted a search on a house at James and Victoria streets, Albouystown, during which four AK 47 magazines and a quantity of spent shells of various calibre ammunition were found.
In a statement today, police said that two men have been arrested and are in police custody assisting with the investigations.
Source say that the finding of the AK 47 magazines is particularly troubling as it harks backs to a period when 30 of the weapons were stolen from the Guyana Defence Force and used in a crime spree that followed. Thirty AK-47s along with five pistols vanished from the GDF’s armoury at the Camp Ayanganna in February 2006. Around 20 of these have since been recovered. During the crime spree several gangs were in operation.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge, today, denied saying that the entire Cabinet approved the deposit of the US$18 million signing bonus from ExxonMobil in an escrow account at Bank of Guyana (BoG).
Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo needs to address behavioural challenges amonghis party’s parliamentarians as their actions in disrupting his speech to the National Assembly last month and last Monday’s ruckus in the House are disrespectful and vulgar, President David Granger says.
Finance Minister, Winston Jordan says the US$10M purportedly paid by Canadian oil company, CGX Energy, to lawyers for the state in the maritime boundary dispute between Guyana and Suriname, under the PPP/C administration, should have been recorded in the public accounts.
Two plainclothes policemen were at the press table at parliament yesterday apparently pretending to be reporters and one was ordered away by his superiors after several journalists complained to the Clerk of the National Assembly.
A 30-year-old machine operator is currently battling for his life in a city hospital after he was shot minutes after midnight yesterday by armed bandits who invaded his Kaneville, East Bank Demerara house where a birthday dinner had just been held for his wife.
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