He noted that questions about the equipment have surfaced in testimony at a trial in New York of former Khan attorney Robert Simels but declared he was not in a position to answer these.
“I was not the Crime Chief. I was nowhere there” when the equipment was seized, Greene told a press conference at police headquarters in Georgetown, adding that he could not answer many of the questions reporters may have about the case.
“I might have just come back from studying in Trinidad”, he said, adding, “I may not be able to answer you.”
Greene recalled that he took over as acting Police Commissioner on July 24, 2006.
He said the Simels trial has been attracting much attention in the local media and that there has been much speculation, maligning, “finger-pointing, blame and a number of other things”.
The commissioner said he has also been bombarded by many reporters who continue to ask questions about equipment which the Police Force seized from Khan who has been incarcerated in the U.S. after pleading guilty to cocaine trafficking and other charges in a New York court.
“My purpose today is not to associate myself with that trial, but to associate myself with what I took over when I became the Commissioner of Police”, Greene said, proceeding to read a “short and simple statement” which he felt did not need questions because he was not around at the time.
His statement recalled that on December 4, 2002, Khan, Sean Belfield and Haroon Yaya were held with firearms, ammunition and electronic equipment at Good Hope on the East Coast Demerara.