Farmer on bail after denying $5M theft from wrecked vessel

Andrew De Freitas

A farmer was yesterday granted bail after he was accused of stealing $5 million in items from a wrecked vessel.

Andrew De Freitas, 60, of Covent Garden, Lower Pomeroon, appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty in Georgetown, where the charge was read to him.

The charge alleges that the accused, between September 12th and November 29th, at Tiger Beach, North West District, stole from a wrecked vessel that was stranded on a sand bank. The items stolen were a 6 cylinder engine box, valued $4 million, and a new gauge gearbox, valued at $1 million, which was the property of Simeon Tudor…..

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