West Berbice family accusing police of removing $2M in cash and jewellery from home


By Royan Abrams

A Cotton Tree Village, West Coast Berbice (W.C.B) family is accusing officers from the Fort Wellington Police Station of removing a quantity of cash and jewellery valued at approximately $1M after breaking into the family’s home on Monday, December 19, 2016.

According to information reaching the News Room, 79-year-old Saffie Hoosian was at home at about 9:00 hours when four officers visited his home requesting to see his son Amzaad Hoosein who was not at home at the time.

Saffie told reporters that after he told the ranks who said they were from the Fort Wellington Police Station that his son was not at home, the officers proceeded to the upper flat of the home where they broke a door to gain entry. He related that he could not stop the officers from breaking the door as he is an elderly man.

Meanwhile, his son Amzaad who was in tears disclosed that the police ransacked his wardrobe and removed $50,000 in cash and a quantity of jewellery belonging to him and family members valuing $2M. According to him Amzaad, the officers also removed a quantity of clothing and medications.

The family is calling on the relevant authorities to investigate the matter in an effort to recover the items that were removed from their home by the officers.

When contacted, the acting commander of ‘B’ Division Errol Watts disclosed that he is not aware of the allegations and that he would now have to conduct and investigation to determine what really took place at the Hoosein’s residence.

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