Police working to bring down “criminal network” in Berbice

first_img…shot bandits found with freshly cooked food – sourceLaw enforcement officials in Regions Five (Mahaica-Berbice) and Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) are inve“B” Division Police Commander Paul LangevineDead: Ramnarine JagmohanDead: Pix saved as Kelvin Shivgobin called “Kelly”stigating what has been reported as a “criminal network” in the county of Berbice.This is according to Commander of “B” Division, Paul Langevine, who told Guyana Times on Monday that the recent deaths of three bandits during a shootout with Police suggest that there is a networking system.He explained that while this incident can help residents breathe sighs of relief, they must still be alert, since some of the recent gun-related robberies were reported to have more than three persons involved.Commander Langevine said the success of the Police on Sunday was due to intelligence gathering.“It all happened that way because of the intelligence information mainly. We got the information, we checked it out and confirmed that. We worked on it, and that’s what led to the incident where the three suspects were shot and killed after they engaged in a shootout with our ranks,” Langevine said.He added that the SWAT team was not in that area at that time.The Guyana Police Force reported that, on Sunday, ranks under the command of a senior officer ventured into the Mibicuri, Black Bush Polder area after receiving reports that “strange persons” were seen in those backlands. As the team approached the area, they came under rapid gunfire. This led to a return of fire, and the exchange lasted for about five minutes and resulted in the deaths of the three men.Three haversacks containing jewellery, two bullet proof vests, five cellular phones, a solar charger, torch lights, a crowbar, knife, cutlass, flash drive, duct tape, gloves, toques, a mask, tights with “eye holes”, 200 grams of cannabis, and $609,330 along with two foreign currency notes were found.Also, near the bodies of the dead men, the Police discovered a pistol, two revolvers, a rifle, three magazines, 253 rounds of live ammunition and seven spent shells.With regard to where the trio would have sourced the bullet proof vests and rifle from, Commander Langevine noted that it is too soon to conclude, but investigations into the matter are underway.“We are not certain as to where they would have gotten them from. We collected two vests, but we don’t know if they are Police vests or not, but we are investigating. We will also check the firearms to see where they originated from as well. But for now it is too soon, and the work for us starts now,” he declared.In relation to the jewellery and other items discovered in the haversacks, Langevine noted that the robbery victims can visit the Police station(s) to claim their properties, but they would have to be able to “properly identify them.”Men being assistedMeanwhile, a senior Police source told this newspaper that it appears as though the three dead suspects were being assisted in their attempts to evade the Police.“You know, when the ranks got there, they also discovered fresh food there. It was warm…someone cooked chowmein; so it appears as if they were getting food,” the source added.The three men, who were believed to be the executioners of the daring robberies on the Corentyne over the past weeks, were on Sunday afternoon shot dead during an exchange of gunfire in the backdam of Johanna, Black Bush Polder, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).The three men have been identified as: wanted murder suspect 32-year-old Kelvin Shivgobin, called “Kelly”; acquitted murder accused Ramnarine Jagmohan; and Sewchand Sewdat, called One Eye Pappy, all of Belvedere Village, Corentyne, Berbice.Bandits have been reigning terror on residents of Berbice for months now, and have been successfully evading law enforcement officials. (Kristen Macklingam)last_img read more

We still believe we can win this: Nathan Lyon on Australia’s chances in Adelaide Test

first_imgIndia are 6 wickets away from a famous victory in the Adelaide Test but Australia believe they can not just deny the visitors but also push for victory on the final day of the match on Monday.Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon refused to rule out their chances in the first Test even though they still have to score another 219 runs in three sessions with Shaun Marsh (31 not out), Travis Head (11 not out) and Tim Paine as the only recognised batsmen left in their ranks.”We need not complicate things, enjoy ourselves, compete hard and fight our backsides off. We’ve had that belief before when our backs have been against the wall, but we’ve got a massive sniff here, I believe anyway, in this Test match,” Lyon told reporters after the day’s play.Australia had hung on to a thrilling draw earlier this year when they were chasing 462 runs against Pakistan in the first Test in Dubai thanks to Usman Khawaja’s hundred and brilliant knocks from Head and Paine (61 not out).They have a lesser target to chase in this Test but face an uphill battle against India with the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah breathing fire down their necks.”We just spoke about Dubai. We still believe we can win this, and that’s the best thing. We still believe we’re in this game, it’s just about coming out tomorrow (Monday), winning the first ball, first over, first hour, just breaking it down, very simple.”I think the pitch has quickened up a little bit and is doing a lot less for the seamers. It’s definitely spinning and they’ve got a world-class spinner. So it’s going to be a great challenge for our batters out there with two left-handers, with R Ashwin spinning away,” said Lyon, who took 6-122 in the second Indian innings.advertisementThe off-spinner also explained why Aaron Finch did not take the DRS review after he was caught by wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant off the bowling of Ashwin right at the stroke of tea.Another big moment just before tea as Finch opts NOT to review! #CloseMatters#AUSvIND | @GilletteAU pic.twitter.com/2sudnA0KAfcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 9, 2018″I don’t think he (Finch) was going to get away with it. I’ve spoken to the third umpire (Chris Gaffaney) who said it was out or there was inconclusive evidence to overturn the decision. Finchy’s fine and it’s been a great learning curve for Aaron. He’ll take a lot out of this first Test match at home and he’ll be better for the run,” he said.Nathan Lyon explains Aaron Finch’s non-review on day four #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/OoZcbDYbgncricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 9, 2018Marsh and Head batted out 12.1 overs before stumps, putting on 20 runs, and Lyon posed great faith in them to win the game for Australia.”In my eyes I think Shaun Marsh is a superstar. I have bowled to him a lot in Shield cricket and he’s whacked me all over the ground. I think he’s one of the best batters going around, definitely one of the best batters in Australia.”He’ll hopefully have a good sleep and not overthink things. That’s one of the big things as cricketers, we can overthink things and that can be our downfall. Shaun’s a pretty laidback fella, especially away from cricket. I was speaking to him before, he’s got the belief he can come out and make a hero of him and Travis tomorrow.”He spoke to me about playing off spin and I said ‘Shaun, you’ve just got to back yourself, you’re one of the best batters in the world and you’ve played me enough in the nets, you know how to play off spin’,” Lyon said.(With PTI inputs)Also Read | Ponting slams umpires for not calling no-balls: Don’t think they are looking anymoreAlso Read | Expected 25 more runs from the tail-enders, says Team India batting coach Sanjay BangarAlso Read | Adelaide Test: India looking to come hard at Australia on day 5, says Ajinkya RahaneAlso Read | Cheteshwar Pujara the difference between India and Australia in Adelaide: Allan Borderlast_img read more