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Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Security officials in Guyana call for armed groups to surrender weapons and drugs

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

by Gordon French
Caribbean Net News Guyana Correspondent
Email:
gordon@caribbeannetnews.com

GEORGETOWN, Guyana: The Guyana police force has issued a stern warning for armed gangs operating in the South American country to surrender their arms and drugs as the police will relentlessly seek them out in its quest to maintain law and order.

The warning came Sunday after violence erupted during a search operation in the troubled East Coast Community of Buxton.

Police said they encountered armed resistance during the operation, which was carried out close to an irrigation structure at the back of the village.

“Ranks came under heavy and sustained gunfire from a group of armed men using tracer rounds, to which the police returned fire while continuing their advance.”

During this, a man who has since been identified as Ryan Sutton, called ‘Reverend’, was found dead. Officials said he was dressed in black, giving a police-like appearance, and had one M15 rifle strapped to his back along with a black pouch, which contained 331 rounds of matching 5.56mm ammunition and 16 rounds 7.62 x 39 caliber ammunition.

A policeman was shot in the hip during the operation and was admitted as a patient at a private hospital and is in a stable condition.

During the operation the police also searched a total of twenty-five houses and six men were arrested and taken into custody pending investigations into criminal offences.

The search operation is the latest effort to recover thirty-three AK-47 rifles and five 9mm pistols that have disappeared from the country’s army bond.