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Guyana: New York based businessman charged for illegal gold export, released on $600,000 bail

Guyana: A Guyanese businessman based in New York was charged and arrested in Guyana for the crime of exporting gold without a license on June 18th, 2024 and was later released on GY$600,000 bail.

The businessman is Saffee Ahmad, a resident of 123rd Street, Queens, New York, and Lot 38 Roraima Scheme, Versailles, West Bank Demerara was arrested by the official from the Major Crime Investigation Unit and charged with the offence of ‘Exporting Gold Without License’.

The police stated that the suspect was arrested for breaching the Guyana Gold Board Act and further explained that Saffee Ahmad apparently helped and assisted one of the suspects in a similar crime, who had been charged before. “The Act allows the police to charge him as a principal offender,” police said.

Saffie Ahmad, appeared before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Diamond Magistrate’s Court #2, and he was pleaded not guilty. Ahmed was also granted a bail of amount GY$600,000 and also the case has been further scheduled for June 24,204 for the statement submission.

Earlier this month, three others from Guyana were charged for flying with gold without a license, including Ian Jacobis, 44, of 749 Plantation Best, West Coast Demerara; Shameena Ahamad, 52 and Ashiana Salamaly,34, of 38 Roraima Scheme, West Bank Demerara.

It is to be noted that Exporting Gold without a License is a breach of Section 8 of the Guyana Gold Board Act, Chapter 66:01, contrary to section 23 (a) of the same act.

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