The bodies of two more Guyanese fishermen were found in Suriname today and taken ashore as the investigations continue into the deadly pirate attack.
The identities of the two men are still to be verified.
At least ten other fishermen are still missing and are feared dead. Yesterday in Suriname, a survivor surfaced in a swampy area near the capital. He reportedly explained that he had been walking in the swamp for more than five days.
Police in Suriname and Guyana have arrested a number of suspects in the case that has attracted international attention.
Six suspected pirates have been arrested in Suriname, while two others have been arrested in Guyana.
Those arrested are also believed to be Guyanese nationals.
The names of those arrested have not been released. However, a number of the suspects are believed to have been living in Suriname for several years, but would travel between Guyana and Suriname regularly.
Investigators have been going after the suspects based on information being provided by the survivors of the attack.
Last Friday, twenty Guyanese fishermen were thrown overboard after being beaten and robbed by the armed pirates.
Five of them were discovered alive as investigators continued to look for the bodies of those who are believed to have drowned.
One survivor told investigators that some of the fishermen had weights tied to their feet by the pirates before they were thrown overboard.
Guyana and Suriname are working jointly on the investigations.