A woman from Schoonord, West Bank Demerara (WBD), is now in hot water after she attempted to bribe a Police Officer with $300,000 to release her brother, who was caught with marijuana.
In a statement, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) said that at about 13:00h on Tuesday, a party of ranks, acting on information received, went to Wales Public Road, WBD, and observed a man by the name of Nicholas Osborne sitting on a bicycle in the vicinity of the Wales Police Station.
Shortly after, a motor car bearing registration number PAB 228, which was being driven by Davanand Rambarran, who was the lone occupant, drove up alongside Osborne and handed him a black bulky plastic bag, then drove off.
Osborne then rode off on his bicycle in the direction of the Police ranks with the bulky plastic bag.
The Law Enforcement Officers apprehended him, and the bag was opened in his presence, containing a quantity of leaves, seeds, and stems suspected to be cannabis.
A further search was carried out on his person, and he was found with a firearm in the waist of his pants. He was escorted along with the suspected cannabis and the gun to the Wales Police Station.
The ranks then went to the home of Ramcharran at Vriesland WBD, where he was told of the offence committed and arrested.
At the station, the suspected cannabis was weighed by the Police in the presence of Ramcharran and Osborne, and it amounted to 481 grams. The duo was escorted to the La Parfaite Harmonie Police Station, where they were placed into custody.
Later that day, a woman by the name of Seeranie Rameshwar went to the La Parfaite Harmonie Police Station, where she contacted a Police rank, in the presence of another rank, and told him that she would offer him $300,000 to have the offence against her brother, Rambarran, withdrawn.
The rank then informed the Cadet Officer of Rameshwar’s intention, and she entered the station’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and handed over the money to the rank.
She was told of the offence, cautioned, and placed into custody. The money was counted in her presence and amounted to $280,000. Investigations are ongoing. The suspects are slated to be soon charged and brought before the court.