An intelligence led operation has aided in the capture of the wanted ring leader for the pirate gang that attacked four fishing vessels in Suriname waters. That attack left more than a dozen dead,their bodies still not found.
In police custody is Premnauth Persaud alias “Sanbad”. He was arrested some time Wednesday night. According to a senior police source, the suspected ringleader of the pirate gang was apprehended at Number 68 Village, Corentyne, Berbice. He is accused of heading the gang that robbed, beat, burnt with scalding hot oil, chopped, tied up and dumped more than a dozen fishermen overboard in Suriname waters on April 27, last.
He was wanted by local authorities and Suriname authorities since the deadly attack.
Divisional Commander Lyndon Alves confirmed that the suspect has since been transported to CID Headquarters in Georgetown where he will be grilled.
‘Sanbad’ was among people such as ‘Crackhead’ who was arrested, and ‘Bolo’ and ‘Dick’ wanted by Guyanese and Suriname authorities. Survivors from the deadly attack had revealed their names to authorities.
The four boats with 20 crewmembers were attacked by pirates during the evening of Friday, April 27, in Suriname waters in the vicinity of the Wia Wia bank. Only five crewmembers made it out alive. Three bodies were found and another washed up along the Number 63 Beach shore. This body was identified by relatives.
The attack was allegedly orchestrated by Nakool ‘Fyah’ Manohar in retaliation for the death of his brother, Somnauth Manohar, who resided in Suriname. ‘Fyah’ was the first suspect to be charged for the attack. He was slapped with a murder charge committed on Tilaknauth Mohabir called ‘Kaiman’, one of the fishermen who was dumped overboard.
Shortly another suspect, 19-year-old, Alexander De Harte of Number 79 Village, Corentyne, Berbice, was also charged with the murder of Tilaknauth Mohabir between April 27 and May 3, 2018 in Corentyne waters.
A number of suspects have reportedly made full admissions to the police about their roles and that of others in the incidents. Those suspects are currently in the custody of the Suriname authorities.
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