No concrete evidence to support link between ASP and multi-million-dollar drug deal

Crime Finance News

Three weeks ago, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) was reportedly double-crossed by two “small time” drug dealers who were supposed to make arrangements for the purchase of six million dollars worth in cocaine.

The cash reportedly belonged to businessmen in neighbouring Suriname and the senior cop was facilitating the deal. The exchange was supposed to be made somewhere in La Bonne Intention (LBI), East Coast Demerara (ECD).

However, when the drug dealers failed to make arrangements for the requested quantity of drugs, they hatched a plan to rob the cop—only not realizing he was a member of the Guyana Police Force.

This news agency has been informed that it was another policeman who linked the ASP with the two suspects who are now in police custody.

The ASP was reportedly robbed of his firearm, jewelry and $6M in cash but managed to track down one of the suspects and retrieve all the cash and gold jewellery.

The Guyana Standard has been informed that the policeman reported to his colleague that he was robbed but did not reveal all the details of the incident. He did not mention the cash that was taken from him.

It was the suspect who revealed the details during interrogation at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). The ASP is now under open arrest along with two other ranks who tried to assist him in destroying statements.

A police source this morning revealed that there is a lot of information pertaining to the case but no solid evidence to charge the cop. “We have a lot of information on the (drug) deal but it’s just information, no evidence.”

Presently, the file has been sent for legal advice but some ranks believe that there is not enough evidence for charges to be recommended. “He (cop) is saying that it was a random robbery and that there was no deal but the suspects claiming otherwise.”

“He (cop) did not tell us about the money but the suspect confessed that they robbed him the cash and he called his boys (other ranks) and get back the money and give it back to the people he was doing business with,” the source added.

The file is expected to be returned to CID with legal advice sometime this week.

 

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