Convicted drug trafficker Shaheed “Roger Khan” is back in Guyana and the Peoples’ Progressive Party/Civic (PPP) – which he claimed enabled some of his activities– is not worried.
At least this is what the party’s leader, Bharrat Jagdeo under whose presidential tenure Khan allegedly operated the notorious phantom squad that was blamed for the killing hundreds of Afro-Guyanese.
“I’m not worried. I’ve said it publicly and I made it clear, if Roger Khan has done the crime, he has to face the music.” Jagdeo told radio personality, Stan Gouveia during a radio programme on Hits and Jam Radio.
Reports indicate that during 2003-2006, Khan headed a criminal network in Guyana which was said to have included active policemen and several former ranks to exact punishment on “criminals”.
He was caught in Suriname in 2006 while he was reportedly fleeing local police. Khan was subsequently handed over to the U.S. authorities to face drug-trafficking charges.
The Jagdeo-led administration had denied any involvement with Khan after he went public in an advertisement in the local media claiming to be tackling crime on behalf of the regime.
Khan had also implicated former Health Minister Dr Leslie Ramsammy. Documents bearing the then minister’s signature authorising the purchase of a wire-tapping device were produced in U.S. courts during Khan’s trial.
Today, Jagdeo is calling for a thorough investigation to be done regarding Khan’s involvement with the PPP.
“And therefore, there should be a thorough investigation of everything – all the reports and allegations. Wherever the chips fall, he should face the time if he’s committed the crime,” he said.
Also, in a public notice, Khan had implicated former Top Cop – now Minister of Citizenship – Winston Felix in his suppose gang-related activities.
Today Jagdeo said, “Felix is more worried about Roger Khan than anyone else…I think he’s the most worried man in the country. They think we’re worried about it? He is the worried one. So, we’re not worried.”
Khan arrived in Guyana last week after serving a decade and a half in a United States of America (USA) prison for drug-related offences. His arrival has created quite a buzz amongst the populace, with many unsure of what action will be taken for crimes he reportedly committed on home soil. He has since been released from police custody after he was intercepted at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) by local law enforcement officials in the wee hours of Saturday morning. He was subsequently taken to Georgetown to provide information regarding the killings of a well-known boxing coach, Donald Allison in 2005 and political activist, Ronald Waddell in 2006.