Police constable under close arrest


–in ‘sex for freedom’ investigation

ONE of three ranks wanted in connection with the escape of a female drug suspect from the Timehri Police Station last month is under close arrest after the 38-year-old woman was recaptured in Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara on Sunday.

Four other persons were arrested from the home where the suspect lives, while attempts are being made to locate the other police ranks allegedly involved in the escape.
The case is now being handled by the Major Crimes Unit, after the woman alleged that two police constables freed her in exchange for sex.

The woman, who had been under the scrutiny of the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) and the police, was arrested on May 6 at Soesdyke, allegedly with some 400 grammes of marijuana and a quantity of liquor that she was unlicensed to sell.

She was taken to the Timehri Police Station and kept in handcuffs, while arrangements were being made to transport her to the East La Penitence Police Station.

However, because of a shortage of vehicles at Timehri, she was kept there until Tuesday, May 8, when she was scheduled for court. She allegedly escaped in the wee hours of the morning that day.