Police captures four suspected Syndicato gang members


Police have captured four Venezuelan nationals in Region One who are reportedly members of the feared Syndicato gang.

According to a statement from the Guyana Police Force, ranks on Friday conducted a search of a hotel at Port Kaituma, North West District (NWD) where they found the men along with two Guyanese.

The Venezuelans claimed to be miners in Venezuela but the police said they did not provide any documents as proof.

Police said they “are suspected to be members of the Syndicato gang.”

The Venezuelans were arrested for failing to present themselves to immigration, while the Guyanese, who also claimed to be miners, were arrested for aiding and abetting them to enter Guyana illegally.

Police also seized two All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) along with $100,000 and a quantity of what appears to be raw gold.

Investigations still ongoing.

Two officers attached to the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) came under fire in the Cuyuni River last month from across the Venezuelan shore at a location called ‘Baboon.’ It was believed that the suspects were members of the syndicato gang.

The gang was blamed for robberies and murders in border communities.

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