The Government of Guyana has noted the media reports of the ongoing court proceedings in the Guyana from a US based technology firm. which allege that the spy equipment discovered in the possession of the Roger Khan gang in Guyana was bought by the Government of
The Government recalls that, in the past, it had encountered difficulties in importing sensitive arms and equipment into Guyana .
Its failed attempt to import MP5 weapons from the UK attests to the difficulties faced by the Guyana Government in participating in the export licensing approval schemes for sensitive arms and equipment.
The Government notes that in concluding such purchases, a supplier has to obtain from its national authorities an export licence approval.
The authorities in the exporting State usually require the authorities of the importing State to verify the authenticity of the user of such arms and equipment.
The Government of Guyana again goes on record stating that it was not a party to any transaction with the US Government agency responsible for granting export licensing for that equipment.
Thus, the Government of Guyana rejects the claim that it bought the spy equipment and again insists that there is no evidence that it was a party to any activity with the firm or US authorities in the purchase and/or importation of the equipment.
The main source of the information disclosed in the local media frenzy is Enrico Woolford, known for his anti-government journalism and reporting selectively on the ongoing trial in the USA .