Zeelugt Miner murdered over cigarettes

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Police are investigating the murder of a 20-year-old miner of Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) which occurred about 20:00hrs last night.

According to the police, Daniel George and a 35 year-old miner of Tuschen, EBE, were imbibing at a shop at Barakat Landing, Mazaruni River, when an argument erupted over cigarettes.

The 35-year old fatally stabbed George to his abdomen and right eye with a knife.

The suspect was arrested and is in police custody assisting with the investigation.

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