Brazilians found at illegal mining sites to be charged

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Two Brazilian men, Alexander Felix and Luan Ricardo Braga Silva, who were found at illegal mining sites at the New River Triangle, South Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu- Upper Essequibo), will be charged on Monday.

Earlier this week, the News Room reported that several men, suspected to be Brazilians, were spotted at illegal mining camps in the area. Most of them, however, managed to flee.

Police ranks, however, searched the camps and found several items, including a shotgun. The next day, a grey Robinson 44 Helicopter landed in the area. The Brazilian captain was the lone occupant and nothing illegal was found in the helicopter.

On Saturday, however, Police Headquarters stated that that Felix (the helicopter’s pilot) will be charged with: operating a civil aircraft without an airworthiness certificate, interference with an aircraft, operating an aircraft without insurance and illegal entry into Guyana

Meanwhile, Silva who was found at the illegal camp, will be charged with the offence of illegal entry into Guyana.

Both men were arrested on February 19 at New River Triangle.

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1 Comment
  1. Matthew says

    Lock em up and keep the chopper for GPF ……

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