The Police Commander at the center of a Guyana Revenue Authority investigation into smuggled liquor has offered to pay the taxes on the uncustomed commodity, sources familiar with the probe have told News Source.
The Police Divisional Commander for Region 9 and two other Police Ranks were intercepted on Tuesday by GRA Enforcement Officers with a quantity of uncustomed liquor.
The GRA was reportedly tipped off about the movement of the uncustomed liquor and moved in and intercepted the lawmen as they were heading to Georgetown.
It is suspected that the liquor may have been brought over to Guyana from neighbouring Brazil but was not presented to Customs for taxation purposes.
Over two years ago, the GRA started to place its sticker on all bottles of imported alcohol in an attempt to crack down on the smuggling of the item.
As the GRA probe continues into the incident involving the Police officers, the Commander has reportedly reached out to the Revenue Authority, informing that he will pay the taxes for the liquor.
It is unclear whether the GRA has accepted the offer as yet, but the Police Force confirmed today that the Commander and the two Police ranks who were intercepted are still on active duty.