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A Prosecutor attached to the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) was on Wednesday arrested for bribery during a Police sting operation.
Guyana Times was informed that a gold miner had visited the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters where he revealed that in 2019, he was charged for illegal mining at Blackwater, Mahdia in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).
The gold miner revealed that the GGMC Prosecutor informed him that he was willing to dismiss the case if he was paid $300,000.
The gold miner told investigators that the official agreed to meet with him around 16:00h on May 19, 2021 at a popular bar located at Station Street, Kitty, Georgetown to collect the “bribe money”.
With this information, Police executed a sting operation during which Sherwin Crandon, 44, of George Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown was arrested. After a search was conducted on his person, the $300,000 was found.
The officer reportedly admitted that he was prosecuting an active matter against the gold miner and admitted that he indeed collected money from the man. However, the Prosecutor reportedly told CID ranks that he was actually borrowing the money from the miner.
He was placed in Police custody as investigations continue.