A joint patrol comprising ranks of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and the Guyana Police Force (GPF) came under fire from the Venezuelan shore reportedly from Syndicato Gang members during a routine patrol in the Cuyuni River (Guyana/Venezuela Border) yesterday.
Joint service ranks reportedly returned fire. No rank was injured during the exchange.
The GDF says that aggressive joint boat patrols by the Guyanese security forces have since been intensified in the Cuyuni River area.
Guyana’s border with Venezuela is more than 1,000 kilometers long and patrols are conducted on a routine basis. Wednesday’s occurrence in not new and several measures are being explored toward resolution.