Officials from the Guyana Police Force and their Law Enforcement counterparts in Nickerie, Suriname, following a recent meeting discussed sharing of information/intelligence and other assistance regarding organized crimes such as drug trafficking, human trafficking, money laundering and even piracy.
The Guyana Police Force says a number of decisions were taken to enhance the collaboration between the two Police Organisations including the establishment of points of contact to pursue specific areas.
It was agreed that the meeting would occur annually and alternatively in the two countries.
Professional exchange will also occur to enhance the relationship and understanding of the laws of the two countries and the procedures of the two organisations.
According to the Force, one of the most important objectives achieved was the familiarisation of the officers holding key positions since like Guyana, new officers would have been appointed to the Suriname Police Corps.
The delegation from the Guyana Police Force comprised Commissioner of Police, Seelall Persaud, DSM, Assistant Commissioner ‘Operations’ Christopher Griffith, Head of the Criminal Investigation Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum, Deputy Chief Immigration Officer, Assistant Commissioner Dale Alves, Head of Special Branch, Senior Superintendent Lindon Denny and Commander ‘B’ Division, Assistant Commissioner Ian Amsterdam.
The Suriname delegation comprised Commissioner Agnes Daniels and Commander of the Nickerie District Widejai Kumar Oedit, along with 12 other senior officers from the Suriname Police Corps.