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Police probing fake kidnapping report of taxi driver who abandoned car with ganja

The Guyana Police Force (GPF) is probing another fake kidnapping involving a 23-year-old taxi driver who had abandoned his motor car after it was found to have contained cannabis.

The GPF, in a statement, said that on April 22, 2022, the alleged kidnapped abandoned his motor car and ran away from the Police in Region Five after it was found to have contained ganja.

The person he was transporting the cannabis for at the time demanded that he pay him $1 million for his losses, according to Police. In light of this, investigators suspect that he would have allegedly conspired with others to fake his kidnapping.

Meanwhile, at about 14:35h today, a 21-year-old woman of Essex Street, New Amsterdam, Berbice, went to the Police and reported that on Thursday at about 19:50h, her 23-year-old fiancé left home to drop a passenger in Georgetown.

She identified the passenger as “Buckboy.” The woman said she later called her fiancé at 21:24h to find out where he was, and he told her that he was at Weldaad, West Berbice and that he had to turn back to make a pickup at Bath Settlement.

The woman said this was the last time she heard from him. She added that on Friday, at 1:30h, she received another call on her landline phone, and a male told her he had his narcotics in her fiancé’s car, and he wanted one million dollars for it, or else she will find his body at the road corner.

The woman said she told the caller that she did not have that amount of money and requested to speak to her fiancé, but the person ended the call.

“Today, at about 10:09 hrs, she checked her phone and saw a number of photographs of her fiancé on a bed with his hands and feet tied up with a yellow rope. The photos were sent to her from her fiancé's phone,” the GPF said.

She also received text messages demanding $500,000 and was warned about contacting the Police. The GPF noted that “Buckboy” is currently in custody and is being interrogated.


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