Cocaine goes missing from Police Headquarters
By Leroy Smith
The Guyana Police Force has initiated an investigation into the disappearance of a quantity of cocaine from the Narcotics Branch of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), located at the Police Headquarters, Eve Leary, Georgetown.
The News Room was reliably informed that the cocaine was recently tendered as evidence in court where a woman was sentenced to four years in jail.
However, the matter was still under investigation as the police were looking for the “recruiter,” but before the police could have laid their hands on the recruiter, someone laid their hands on the cocaine and removed it from its place of “safekeeping.”
It is unclear how successful the police will be at prosecuting the person, if he or she is found, given that the cocaine has to be presented in court as part of the evidence to support the police case.
Police Commissioner (ag), David Ramnarine confirmed to News Room Wednesday that the Police Office of Professional Responsibility is looking into the matter.
The Police Commissioner refused to confirm whether it is “cocaine” that is missing. However, several other reliable sources within the Police Force confirmed to the News Room it is cocaine that is missing.
The police sources were very reluctant to say exactly what matter the missing cocaine is connected to or who the person is, that was sentenced recently.
However, based on the News Room’s record, the last person to be sentenced to jail for four years for cocaine possession was a 59-year-old woman, who was also fined more than six million dollars.