Cops seize 59 bikes

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Some of the seized motorcycles in police custody

…18 persons arrested in major crackdown

EIGHTEEN persons were detained and scores of motorcycles were seized recently as police question suspects in relation to several offences, including robbery under arms, simple larceny and house-breaking offences.

Police in ‘A’ Division (Georgetown/East Bank Demerara) on Saturday last conducted several cordon and search operations in the Division’s Number Two Sub-Division.

Meanwhile, between 23:00hrs on Sunday to 05:00hrs on Monday, a police team consisting of ranks from Headquarters and ‘A’ Division, conducted a similar exercise at the Georgetown Seawalls from Camp Street to Vlissengen Road.

Six persons were also arrested for various offences and fifty-nine motorcycles were impounded; several of the cycles were abandoned by the drivers during the operation.

Police said a verification of the authenticity of the documents of the said cycles is being done since many are suspected to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained.

Seventy grammes of cannabis was also found. The operations were spearheaded by several senior officers.