Cops who solved Reonol Williams, Garfield Newton cases among several awarded


Several ranks of the Guyana Police Force, mostly from the Major Crimes Unit of the Criminal Investigations Department, were recognised for exceptional work and performance on Thursday at the Force’s183rd Anniversary Awards ceremony.

Awardees received cash and incentives totalling $88.4 million at the ceremony held at the Tactical Services Unit, Eve Leary, Georgetown.

The awardees are from the various police regional divisions, departments and branches.

Superintendent Ceasar and a team from the Major Crimes Unit were awarded for solving several cases that have resulted in public anger and outrage.

Superintendent Nigel Stephens receives the award on behalf of his team (Photo: GPF/July 14, 2022)

It includes the recent case of Reonol Williams, who was killed after he was struck down on the Enmore, East Coast Demerara Public Road.

Also, on December 24, 2021, 34-year-old Garfield Newton, a sensei was robbed and murdered by three men at Campbell Street, Albouystown Georgetown and detectives were able to make inroads in those investigations.

Superintendent Ceasar and team are also responsible for solving other murders including, the murder of 16-year-old Isaiah Smith on April 4, 2022; 28-year-old Deon Charles on December 24, 2021; Leon Gittens on February 19, 2022; Lakhan Chaterpal on March 9, 2022; 21-year-old Carol Davidson on June 6, 2022, and 25-year-old Miriam Edwards on June 9, 2022.

Ranks at the Awards Ceremony on Thursday (Photo: GPF/July 14, 2022)

Meanwhile, ranks were also awarded for the recent massive cocaine and marijuana seizure at the Mahdia Airstrip in Region Eight.

Two men, a Brazilian and Colombian, were fined a total of $493.5 million each and jailed for several years after they illegally landed their plane with millions worth of cocaine and marijuana at the Mahdia airstrip on Sunday last.

Ranks from Community Policing Groups across the country were also awarded on Thursday.




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