CONFESSED DRUG LORD BARRY DATARAM NABBED IN SURINAME
CANU and Police officials lined the Moleson Creek crossing this morning awaiting the arrival of convicted drug dealer Barry Dataram, the man who skipped the country to avoid a 5 year jail sentence.
This was less than 12hours after he was nabbed in neighbouring Suriname. The wait was for several hours in the blistering sunshine. At just around 10:30 hrs. the expelled drug lord arrived on the Suriname Ferry under tight Surinamese police guard.
Passengers were allowed to exit the vessel paving the way for Dataram and his wife Anjanie Boodnarine to be escorted.
After the exchange of paper work between CANU, the Guyana police force and the Surinamese police, Dataram was driven from the ferry to the Moleson Creek Police Station where he was handed over to local Police.
Dataram and Boodnarine were hurriedly escorted into the Moleson Creek Police Station with their luggage in tow.
It was at the handing over of his personal belongings that this newscast understands that Dataram had in his possession two cellphones, US $150, GUY $140 and a quantity of Surinamese coins, which Guyanese would usually refer to as slack change.
Head of CANU James Singh said you cannot outrun the law as he stressed that this is a perfect example of interagency cooperation both locally and regionally, as he expressed thanks to his Surinamese counterparts.
How Dataram and Boodnraine were able to obtain false passports is now the center of an investigation. A Passport was issued to Dataram under the name David Persaud while another was issued to Boodnarine under the name Christine Persaud. It was by way of those documents that the couple gained entry into neighbouring Suriname through Moleson Creek, but how they were not detected by local immigration officials still remains a mystery.