Acting on intelligence, members of the Guyana Police Force’s F Division (Interior Locations) have unearthed at least three weapons and a quantity of ammunition when they swooped down on a location in Wild Lang Mission, Potaro River, Essequibo over the weekend.Based on information received, the ranks found a single-barrel 12-gauge shotgun and a .38 revolver along with 22 live 12-gauge cartridges, 14 empty 12-gauge casings and a shotgun stock.At the time of the raid, no one was at the location, but the items were seized and taken as evidence. Up to late Sunday evening, no arrests were made.The Police have seized a total of 47 illegal weapons during the January-April period this year. These include 30 pistols, nine revolvers, nine shotguns, one sub-machine gun and one rifle.Only last month, Police ranks of the C Division (East Coast Demerara) arrested three men, including a teenager, with one Taurus .40 pistol with six live rounds and two .32 Special revolvers with four live rounds.
Death of prisoner… post-mortem to be done tomorrowEven as an investigation has been launched into the death of a 23-year-old prisoner, who succumbed to injuries on Sunday at the Georgetown Public Hospital, the family of the young man is hoping for justice and awaits the post-mortem results expected to be ready by Wednesday.Guyana Times has been reliably informed that the now dead man’s mother made a report to the Alberttown Police Station, where an investigation into his death is to commence.The prisoner, Shawn Thom, breathed his last at the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was being treated for injuries he received while at the Camp Street Prison on May 26, 2018.His demise was confirmed to this newspaper on Sunday by acting Director of Prisons, Kevin Pilgrim. During an interview, Pilgrim stated that he received a telephone call on Sunday morning informing him of the man’s demise.He reiterated that upon Thom being discovered in a semi-conscious state on May 26, 2018, the prisoners with whom he had shared a cell told prison officers that he had sustained the injury in a fall.Thom had reportedly stabbed another prisoner with a mop stick during a scuffle on May 25, 2018, and based on that incident, he had been relocated to another cell with three other inmates.Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels had related that investigations were launched into both incidents, and the findings would be sent to the relevant authorities.Those investigations, according to Pilgrim, had been completed and the findings were sent to the Public Security Ministry. Taking Thom’s demise into consideration, the investigations will be reopened.Pilgrim has said that prison officials were waiting on the post-mortem results to decide their next step. However, he noted that ever since Thom’s admittance to the Georgetown Public Hospital, his mother has been in constant contact with the Prison Service.The 23-year-old Thom had been serving two three-year consecutive sentences for unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition. He was expected to be released from prison in 2019.
It has been a blistering start to life in Italy for Piatek, who only joined the club from Cracovia in the summer after bagging 21 goals in 36 outings in Poland’s top flight last term.Despite paying just £3.5million to land him in the summer, Genoa now rate the 23-year-old forward at around £30million but that has not put off clubs from keeping tabs on him.And now Piatek has revealed that he has heard rumours that Barcelona are among the sides keen on snapping him up.He told Diario Sport: “I have heard that Barcelona want to sign me, but I do not believe it. “I did very well last season and felt I needed to move on and I have only been here for two months helping my team, but who knows what the situation will be next year.”His crowning moment thus far came when he scored four goals in the Coppa Italia in one game against Lecce. Piatek has been unstoppable thus far in Serie A He could be set for a £30million transfer, having cost just £3.5million this summer 2 2 Krzysztof Piatek is aware of Barcelona’s interest in him, with Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool still keen on signing the starlet.All three Premier League clubs have regularly scouted the Genoa hotshot after already netting 13 times in just eight appearances in all competitions so far this season.