Citizens are being alerted of a Joint Service operation to take place in parts on of Country on Wednesday and Thursday.
The Guyana Police Force released an advisory on Tuesday and said that the exercise is being conducted under the ongoing “Operation Dragnet”.
“Ranks of the Joint Services will be involved in an exercise between 6:00am and 6:00pm daily tomorrow Wednesday January 13, 2016, and Thursday January 14, 2016,” the advisory noted.
The exercise will be conducted in the Timehri, East Bank Demerara area and its environs. There will be the movement of Joint Services personnel and pyrotechnics will be used, which will result in periodical loud explosions.
Members of the public are asked not to be alarmed during the period of the exercise. Operation Dragnet was launched by the government on December 01 to combat any terrorist or other criminal threats that Guyana may confront over the next six months.
The operation resulted in the arrest of a Guyana Defence Force Lance Corporal and several others with illegal firearms and ammunition while two bandits were killed and two others escaped an early morning operation one week after.
There have been other interdictions across the country and both the government and law enforcement agencies are already reporting some levels of success.
The counter terrorism move constitutes an increase presence of ranks from the Guyana Defence Force along the country’s borders and it will also see heightened scrutiny by customs and immigration at ports of entry. There is also more police presence in towns and villages.