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Guyana anti-narcotics agents to be dismissed for larceny


GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Head of the Guyana Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) James Singh said the two agents arrested for allegedly stealing a quantity of diamonds from a Surinamese man in custody, would be dismissed once they are charged.

“We are preparing their exit from the unit since the police are going to institute charges,” Singh told Demerara Waves Online News, adding that they would be dismissed in keeping with the provisions of their employment.

Police on Sunday said agent Jamine Goddard excreted two diamonds and his colleague, Annick Hossanah, allegedly sold other pieces of diamonds to another man, whom police say they are yet to arrest.

The men are accused of committing simple larceny.

In a statement on Sunday, Singh acknowledged that the alleged theft was “embarrassing” and hoped that the “courts will ensure justice is done”.

The CANU chief thanked the Criminal Investigations Department of the Guyana Police Force for bringing the matter to a close and has dissociated his law enforcement agency from Goddard and Hossanah.

“These officers made their choices. Their actions do not reflect those of our organisation,” he said adding that, “CANU remains committed to carrying out its mandate and combating drug trafficking and any other crimes within Guyana, even within our unit.”


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