Audit of SOCU finds evidence of fraud

-recommends immediate transfers, probes

The Special Organised Crime Unit’s headquarters

An audit of the financial records of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) has uncovered serious irregularities, including the falsification of records, and it has recommended immediate transfers and a fraud investigation of several of the discrepancies, sources say.

An audit of SOCU, which is a branch of the Guyana Police Force (GPF), was ordered by Police Commissioner Leslie James in February following claims of grave mismanagement, which included the misuse of its operational fund.

The unit, initially set up to probe financial crimes and strengthening the country’s anti-money laundering architecture, had not been audited since its establishment in 2014…..

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