Guyana: Man pleads guilty to involvement in gold heist

By Rumi Samuel Published on September 21, 2022
Guyana: Man pleads guilty to involvement in gold heist

A 24-year-old man has pled guilty to being involved in a multi-million dollar gold heist in Guyana.

Satrohan Seegobin, a construction worker of Lot 13 Farm, East Bank Demerara, was arrested along with a 49-year-old contractor Bhaloonauth Seegobin, in connection with the heist.

They were charged jointly for the offence of Simple Larceny of 1,000 ounces of raw gold valued at GYD$400 million (US$1,916,568.00).

The charge was laid under Section 164 of the Criminal Law (Offences) Act Chapter 8:01.

The men appeared at the Cove & John Magistrate's Court, where Satrohan pled guilty and was sentenced to four years imprisonment.

Bhaloonauth pleaded not guilty and was remanded to prison. He will reappear in court on 1st November 2022.

The duo are accused of stealing from a female gold dealer between December 2021 and January 2022.

The victim allegedly contracted the men to conduct repairs to her home. Police alleged that the men found the gold, divided it amongst themselves and went on a spending spree.

Rumi Samuel

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