A senior Superintendent of Police and four of his detectives—all stationed at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at Eve Leary, Georgetown are in hot water after it has been reported that they collected $10M bribe from a City jeweller in 2019.

The money was allegedly collected to duck a file where the son of the jeweller and six others were nabbed with a .45 sub machine gun and a large quality of ammunition in September 2019 on Church Street, Georgetown.

Guyana Standard has been informed that it was an intelligence led operation that resulted in the discovery of the illegal gun and ammunitions. All seven persons, including the businessman’s son, were arrested and released on station bail.

According to information received, the money was collected so that the matter will not reach the court. The file never made it to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution.

The $10M bribe only recently came to light after the businessman allegedly opened up to a senior police officer and was advised that—with a good lawyer—the case could have been dismissed against his son since a lot of persons had access to the area where the weapon was found.

This news agency has been informed that another senior officer, who found out about the bribe, wrote to the Police Complaints Authority, asking that an investigation be done. An Assistant Commissioner of Police has to be selected to head the probe.


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