Suspected Sindicato gang member dies in gun battle at Cuyuni camp

The two handguns and magazines with matching ammunition that were found after the attack

A man suspected to be a member of the Sindicato gang was killed late Wednesday night after security officers held off an attack that lasted for over an hour and a half at a mining camp at Black Water, Cuyuni, Region Seven.

According to information reaching Stabroek News, nine security officers from the Sheriff Security Services were at the time rendering their services to SSS Mining at the camp when they came under heavy gunfire from persons who they suspect to be members of the Venezuelan gang.

Speaking to Stabroek News yesterday, Chief Executive Officer of the security firm Amir Ahmad related that while they would usually have six officers stationed at the camp, because of “wash-downs” they sent in three more to serve as reinforcements…..

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