Commissioner, others recovered passport seized in 2013

Dear Editor,

The Amerindian Action Movement of Guyana (TAAMOG) wishes to express sincere thanks to Commissioner of Police Seelall Persaud and Superintendent Singh for the recovery of a passport seized unjustifiably since 2013 by a passport officer when the person in whose name the passport was issued went to renew it for the fourth time. The basis for the seizure by the passport officer was that the passport had a similar name to that of another passport holder, even though the seized passport had been renewed three times.

The matter was subsequently taken over by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in 2013 and despite substantial documented evidence submitted to prove the authenticity of the name of the passport holder, the CID process was of a nature that there was no light at the end of the tunnel.

The passport holder very recently reported the matter to TAAMOG which quickly sought the intervention of the Commissioner of Police and Superintendent Singh. The passport that was seized in 2013 was recovered, and in three days it was renewed and released to the passport holder.

Once again many thanks to the Commissioner Persaud, Superintendent Singh and Sgt Lynch of the passport office who exercised tremendous patience in locating the seized passport, for the restoration of happiness to a powerless Guyanese who thought that he would have never been in possession of a passport again.


Yours faithfully,

Peter Persaud

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