Surinamese businessman found at Number 63 beach with gunshot wound to head
The body of a Surinamese national, identified as Nitender Omewra Singh, was on Monday afternoon found on the Number 63 Beach on the Corentyne Coast in East Berbice with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head.
Singh was implicated in a cocaine bust last Tuesday by Surinamese authorities. Some 2300 kilograms of cocaine was found in rice in a canter truck, which was intercepted at Jules Sedney Haven by the narcotics brigade of Suriname.
His body was discovered by ranks who were on routine patrol in the area about 16:20h. A spent shell and a cell phone were found next to the body of the businessman. This publication understands that tyre marks were also seen next to the body.
Investigators have since observed that limited blood found on the scene suggested that the body might have been dumped there.
Meanwhile, a source close to the investigation told this publication that several persons in the area were asked to submit footage from their surveillance cameras. An investigation has been launched.