-Residents welcome effort by security forces
ARMY, Police search in East Ruimveldt
Heavily armed members of the Joint Services descended on several communities in the city, Linden and Berbice with the aim of ferreting out wanted persons and unearthing illegal arms and ammunition as well as drugs.
A total of 47 apartments and 15 buildings were searched in the areas of East Ruimveldt, Campbellville, New Amsterdam, Canje, Rainbow City, Kara Kara Housing Scheme, Amelia’s Ward, Fairs Rust and Coomacka Mines.
As a result of the searches, 32 persons, including one woman, were taken into custody.
According to a Joint Services statement, the arrested persons were detained pending enquiries into various offences including robbery under arms, unlawful possession, possession of narcotics and smoking utensils, threatening behaviour.
According to one resident of East Ruimveldt who requested anonymity, the officers began searching shortly after 04:00hrs yesterday morning.
The resident expressed happiness that members of the Joint Services carried out the search.
“We glad that these soldiers carried out this search because a lot of rogue elements have been in the area and we want to rid the area of them,” the resident said.