Three arrested in Guyana after Venezuelan-made explosives found

Three arrested in Guyana after Venezuelan-made explosives found


One set of the various calibers of explosives that were stockpiled by the woman (Guyana Guardian photo)

By Dennis Adonis

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Police in Guyana have arrested a 45-year-old woman and her two adult children after a search of their apartment revealed a large stock of explosives.

The Guyana Guardian was reliably informed that the woman, whose name has been given by villagers as Lilawattie Singh who hails from Mabaruma and who also trades at the Waterfront in Kumaka, was taken into custody after a police raid found a large stock of life-threatening explosives, which included 33 units that are known as the Bin Laden Bomb, among several other explosives of various calibers.

The explosives were said to be imported illegally from Venezuela and are usually sold in Guyana on the black market.

The items are prohibited in Guyana in any case; hence licences are not issued to anyone to import them except the army for both celebratory and other purposes.

The woman along with her two children, whose name and ages have been given as Jovonie Allicock 19, and Leon Allicock 23, are currently in custody.

They are expected to appear in court soon.

Republished with permission of the Guyana Guardian