A Craig Street, Campbellville, Georgetown couple are now in the custody of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) following the discovery of over one kilogram of cocaine in their home.Based on reports received, ranks of the drug enforcement unit swooped down onThe couple’s Campbellville, Georgetown homethe property on Tuesday where they conducted a search during which the cocaine was discovered.Upon the discovery, the owners – Andre Gomes, called “Zipper” and his wife – were arrested. They are expected to be charged shortly.Guyana Times understands that a quantity of cash, jewellery and other valuables were seized by the CANU ranks.Reports are the couple have been under surveillance by drug enforcement officers for quite some time now. Two weeks ago, CANU conducted a raid at several houses at Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara, resulting in the arrest of two siblings and discovery of over two kilograms of cocaine concealed in the ceiling of one of the houses.In addition, several vehicles and an undisclosed sum of cash were seized. One of the siblings was charged with possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. She pleaded guilty to the charge, and was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment and fined $17 million.
Gunmen on Tuesday morning carried out a daring daylight robbery in front of the Ashmins building on High Street, Georgetown, which left a 57-year-old money changer dead.Dead is Prince Philip Alleyne of Lot 88 Grove Public Road, East Bank Demerara, who succumbed to his injuries at about 11:00h at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).Reports are Alleyne, who operates as a money changer on America Street, Georgetown, was parking his car, PMM 9512, at the Ashmins building on High Street, Georgetown, when the gunmen struck.The two gunmen rode up to the now dead man on a motorcycle just as he was about to exit his motorcar.The men, according to an eyewitness, grabbed Alleyne and demanded that he hand over his valuables. However, when the victim refused and attempted to fight them off, one of the gunmen shot him to his head. They then grabbed the man’s bag which contained cash and his licensed firearm. The men made good their escape as the money changer was left lying on the road. Realising what occurred, a large crowd gathered at the scene and Alleyne was picked up and rushed to the GPHC.The area where Prince Alleyne was shot and killedAccording to one eyewitness, she was plying her trade a short distance from where the shooting occurred when she heard a single gunshot.The woman noted that she and others began running in the direction of the shot when she saw several persons surrounding someone who was lying on the road.“When I reach, I was shocked to see is Prince because I does usually see he parking here every day before he walk to America Street where he does do he business,” the woman explained in disbelief.Dead: Prince AlleyneWhen this publication visited the scene, Alleyne’s car was parked while his shoes were seen in a large pool of blood on the roadway. By that time, his relatives had gathered but were in too much of a traumatised state to speak to the media.The police have since launched an investigation into the matter.Last year, another money changer was gunned down on America Street, Georgetown, when he refused to hand over his valuables to a lone gunman.The man, who had been robbed just two months before the incident, was also shot to his head.In that incident, 47-year-old Shawn Nurse was said to be sitting on a chair at the corner of Avenue of the Republic and America Street when he was approached by the gunman and shot.The perpetrator has since been arrested and is presently on remand.
Reliever Brendan Donnelly avoided arbitration with the Angels on Wednesday, agreeing to an $950,000, one-year contract. The 34-year-old right-hander went 9-3 with a 3.72 ERA in a career-high 65 appearances last season, earning $420,000. He requested $1.05 million in arbitration on Tuesday and was offered $850,000. Donnelly pitched in the minors for 10 seasons before making his big league debut with the Angels in 2002. He has a 17-8 record with a 2.57 ERA and four saves in 214 appearances all in relief. The Angels had six other players eligible for arbitration but reached agreements with all of them Chone Figgins, Juan Rivera, John Lackey, Jose Molina, Francisco Rodriguez and Scot Shields. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!