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[Guyana] Man arrested blocking plane that refused accident victim’s body

Unread post by bimjim » Sat Nov 16, 2019

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[Guyana] Man arrested after blocking plane that refused to carry accident victim’s body
Denis Chabrol
November 16, 2019

A relative of one of the road accident victims in North Westt District was arrested Saturday morning after he stood in front of an airplane at the Port Kaituma Airstrip, police said.

Police said passengers refused to travel in the plane because the body was not properly concealed.

Region One (Barima-Waini) Police Commander, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum refuted claims in some circles that the man pulled a gun on the aircraft pilot

Mr. Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News that during the course of the arrest, one of the policemen realised that the man had a gun in his waist.

The officer said the plane’s engines were not switched on at the time of the incident.

The man, according to the Region One Police Commander, is a licensed firearm holder.

Mr. Blanhum explained that passengers aboard the plane objected when they realised that the body of the accident victim was not placed in a body bag. The body was expected to be flown to another location for an autopsy to be performed.

However, the irate relative of the deceased insisted that the body must be transported.

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