Cop who refused $4Million Bribe is 2016 Best Cop
By Leroy Smith
Police Corporal, Prem Narine who is responsible for bringing closures to families of 21 persons who were murdered between 2014 and 2016 was awarded as “Best Cop” for 2016. He is also the police rank who grabbed the bull by the horn and refused a $4M bribe that was offered to him to thwart a murder investigation.
For that, he was rewarded as the Guyana Police Force (GPF) Best Cop for the year 2016 as it was in this year that he brought to justice, the suspects for all of those murders. Narine is stationed at the Criminal Investigation Department’s Major Crimes Unit and has been involved in investigative work since he joined the force back in 2012.
In addition to bringing murder suspects to justice, Narine is also credited with the arrests of several other individuals for offences ranging from accessory to murder, robbery under arms, extortion, obtaining money by false pretence, trafficking in persons and possession of guns and ammunition, to name a few.
Among the most popular of his cases are the conviction of persons for the murder of British teen Dominic Bernard in
October, 2015, the conviction of two persons earlier this year for the burning to death of two children and their father at a disputed property at the corners of Robb and King Streets between November 16 and December 21 , 2014, the burning to death of two pensioners at their home at Good Hope, East Bank Essequibo (E.B.E) in April 2016, the conviction of a serving police sergeant earlier this year, for the murder of his reputed wife between
August 30 and August 31, 2013, at their Diamond, East Bank Demerara (E.B.D) home, the arrest and charging of several persons with the shooting to death of three men at Black Bush Polder on July 22, 2016, the robbery at the Ramada Princess Casino in April 2016 and the Bank of Baroda robbery on the East Coast Demerara.
For his dedication to the Guyana Police Force and his ability to take persons considered a danger to the society, the police Corporal was well rewarded with two plaques from the Guyana Police Force and a trophy along with $400,000. From the Roraima group of Companies, he received a trip to the Kaieteur Falls, Arrow Point nature Resort and a trip to New York for him and his family.
In his appreciation speech, Narine credited his work to the leadership of the Force under Seelall Persaud, the Criminal Investigation Department under Wendell Blanhum and the Major Crimes Investigation Unit head by Mitchell Ceaser.