3 Guyana police accused in mining camp heist
Nov. 11, 2013
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — A police official in Guyana says that three fellow officers have been arrested on suspicion of helping in a mining camp theft of about $350,000 in cash and 90 ounces of gold.
Deputy Police Chief Seelall Persaud said that thieves took the money and gold on Friday from the locally owned El Dorado Mining Company camp, which is located near the Venezuelan border. Police were able to recover most of the money and some of the gold.
Persaud says that the officers will likely face charges of aiding and abetting a crime.
Four others were detained for their alleged role in the crime.
Two people who were working were apparently sprayed with a substance that knocked them unconscious during the break-in.
Persaud disclosed details of the theft on Monday.