Monday, July 9, 2007
A wanted member of a drug trafficking ring in Guyana has been captured and Guyanas Presdent Bharrat Jagdeo says he is more than ready to cooperate with the American authorities to have the criminal extradited to the US. 42 year old Terrence Sugrim was found by police in the La Grange, West Coast Demerara district. Sugrim, a deportee for whom an indictment was unsealed three years ago, was found with two firearms and a quantity of ammunition.. Jagdeo said he was pleased that Sugrim was captured since he was among five persons from a group of 14 that the US publicly indicated it was seeking to have extradited. The men were wanted for smuggling narcotics between Guyana, St Lucia, Barbados and the United States. Up till recently, Guyana had been heavily criticized for failing to capture citizens accused by the US.