Guyana: Corruption among police continuing problem

Posted on July 19, 2012 • Filed under: Corruption, Crime, Guyana, Police/Military Activity

Cops take $360,000 to release man with drugs, sub-machine gun
Less than a week after Acting Police Commissioner Leroy Brumell warned corrupt ranks to turn in their badges, five TSU ranks are under investigation for allegedly collecting $360,000 to release a man whom they had nabbed with drugs and a loaded sub-machine gun.
Kaieteur News understands that the incident occurred on Thursday in Kitty and that three of the ranks, including a cadet officer, are under close arrest at the Brickdam Police Station.
Investigators have seized a Beretta sub-machine gun and 63 matching rounds. They are also trying to locate two other ranks who were implicated in the transaction. One of the ranks is a constable who is believed to be the mastermind. Read Article

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