Investigations into Lamaha Gardens cache ongoing
--Says Police Force

Guyana Chronicle
November 14, 2002

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The Guyana Police Force says it is continuing its investigations into the discovery and subsequent seizure of the large cache of arms, ammunition and other items in a house at Lamaha Gardens on Monday, October 28, 2002.

A release issued by the Public Relations Department this week stated that ballistics and fingerprint examinations have since revealed that the cluster of firearms that were discovered were used in at least 83 incidents of murder, attempted murder, kidnappings, shootings and robberies.

It said too that the fingerprints of Dale Moore, who died the said day and Andrew Douglas, who died on August 26 last, were identified at a number of crime scenes and that the weapons were used in 34 murders. At least nine of these murders were committed on Policemen.

Also, the M-70 Assault Rifle, one of the firearms in the cache, was discovered to be used at 17 crime scenes so far.

The Police release further said that the deceased Dale Moore was identified by fingerprint examinations at 18 incidents of hijackings and robberies, while Andrew Douglas, another of the dead prison escapees, was also identified from fingerprint examinations in order to ascertain the extent to which the firearms were used.

Meanwhile, other aspects of the investigations are continuing. But, according to the Police, they are “not now in a position to make further disclosures.”

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