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Guyana: Miners To `Testify` On Alleged Corruption

CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tues. June 9, 2009: Several miners in Guyana have been brought to the capital to aid officials investigating corruption among military and police officials based in the country`s interior.

Army Chief of Staff Gary Best on Monday said the miners were ferried in to help in the investigation of the allegation of corruption among law enforcers who allegedly take gold in exchange for protection and other favors.

The investigation comes as a military lieutenant and three soldiers were last week charged with stealing large amounts of gold and cash from a mining camp in Guyana’s northwest region.
Guyana is among the world`s top 30 gold producing nations.