You are hereGold Heist in Guyana

Gold Heist in Guyana


Guyana seeks help from Dutch in US$11.5 million gold heist
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Monday December 3, 2012 – The Guyana government warned on Saturday that it would seek to prosecute anyone involved in the theft of more than US$11 million in gold from a Guyanese vessel on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao on Friday.
Natural Resources Minister Robert Persaud said Georgetown is also seeking help from the Dutch authorities in recovering the US$11.5 million worth of raw gold that was stolen.
“We basically want to know what the crew told them and as much information that we can get that can advise us here about whether or not the gold emanated from Guyana,” Persaud said as he led a ministerial team for talks with gold dealers and representatives of the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA).
Media reports said that the 470 pounds of raw gold divided into 70 bars were hauled off the MV Summer Bliss by six men wearing hoods, masks and jackets emblazoned with the English word “police” on Friday.
The masked men are said to have assaulted the ship’s captain and made off with the loot shortly after the boat docked in Curacao.
Reports indicate that there is no record of the Summer Bliss leaving Guyana’s Port Georgetown Harbour, but it could have left the country from a pier at any of the country’s numerous rivers.
Investigations are ongoing.

    Tags

    TUIfly.com - Fly at a Smile-Price