Seven held over murder of Dominican miner

Seven persons were arrested on Sunday in connection with the murder of Dominican Republic national Pedro Pablo Rosario, who was fatally wounded on Friday when armed bandits invaded a mining camp at Black Water Backdam, Cuyuni River.

Commander of ‘F’ Division (ag) Kevin Adonis told Stabroek News that the seven were brought to Georgetown yesterday to be questioned by ranks of the Criminal Investigation Department.

They remained in custody up to last evening.

Rosario, 55, a miner, was shot and killed around 2 am last Friday, when bandits invaded the mining camp and stole a quantity of gold.

The camp is owned by a Kitty resident.

The police had said that initial investigations revealed that Rosario was shot when one of the three suspects pounced and discharged a round.

The suspects, the police said, then proceeded to the dredge, held the other employees at gunpoint and removed two mats from the sluice box before escaping.

The arrests came one day after the owner of the camp provided the police with aerial support to transport more ranks to the crime scene.

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