Colombian national among four arrested following seizure of go-fast vessel

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The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday revealed that a Colombian national and three others were arrested when a go-fast vessel was seized recently off the coast of Guyana.

This vessel was covered with troolie leaves. A makeshift camp was also found hidden nearby. The vessel was searched, and approximately 15 sandbags were discovered, along with about six cases of water.

Meanwhile, a grey, semi-submersible vessel was found during a joint operation on April 20 in the Paiama Creek area off the Port Kaituma. It was camouflaged with troolie leaves and suspected of involvement in narcotics trafficking.

Minister of Home Affairs, Robeson Benn along with Senior Superintendent Ewart Wray, Inspector Garfield Anthony, and Sergeant McDonald. inspected the vessel (Photo: Ministry of Home Affairs)

A press release stated that the vessel was transported to Georgetown and was inspected by Minister of Home Affairs, Robeson Benn along with Senior Superintendent Ewart Wray, Inspector Garfield Anthony, and Sergeant McDonald.

“This seizure represents a significant blow against illegal maritime activities in our territorial waters.”

“Our joint security forces remain vigilant and will continue to crack down on any attempts to engage in nefarious operations that threaten our national security,” Minister Benn stated.

The Ministry of Home Affairs reaffirms its commitment to safeguarding the nation’s borders and territorial integrity, employing robust measures to combat illicit activities that undermine the rule of law and public safety.

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