Three more held over murder of Dominican miner

Three more suspects were on Thursday arrested by the police in connection with the murder of Dominican Republic national Pedro Pablo Rosario, who was shot and killed last Friday when armed bandits invaded a mining camp at Black Water Backdam, Cuyuni River.

The arrests brought the total number of suspects now in custody to 10. Seven persons were arrested on Sunday.

Crime Chief Paul Williams yesterday told Stabroek News that the three suspects were on Thursday brought to Georgetown, where the others are being questioned by ranks of the Criminal Investigation Department’s Major Crime Unit.

Williams said as the investigation continues, the police were yesterday granted an additional 72-hours to further detain the seven suspects who were initially arrested.

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.

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