Convicted Guyanese drug trafficker, Shaheed Roger Khan, who recently completed a 10-year jail sentence in the United States will be deported to Guyana in the first week in September, according to sources familiar with his case.
Khan has remained in US custody since being released from prison in July.
News Source understands that the Guyana Government has been informed that all paperwork has been completed for his deportation to take effect.
Guyana through its diplomatic mission in the US has also provided the US government with the relevant travel documents for Khan.
The self-proclaimed drug kingpin will be escorted by US Customs and Law Enforcement Agents and handed over to local law enforcement at the Cheddi Jagan Airport.
Guyanese authorities have been tightlipped on Khan’s fate once he arrives in Guyana and whether it is possible that he could face other criminal charges here.
Although Khan served time in the US for narco-trafficking, he was fingered in Guyana as being the head of a drug trafficking enterprise and a phantom death squad that carried out a number of executions and other killings more than a decade ago.
Khan was also linked to using spy equipment to listen in on telephone conversations of security officials and others in Guyana while he headed his narcotics enterprise.
He had admitted to working closely with the former PPP Civic government, but the PPP has always denied his claims.
A senior security official has told News Source that it is very unlikely that Roger Khan will be freed upon his return to Guyana. The official said it is clear that he has been linked to several notorious crimes in Guyana that remain unsolved and he will have to face questioning and interrogation for those crimes.
At a press conference last Friday, Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix, who served as Police Commissioner during Khan’s arrest in Suriname and extradition from Trinidad and Tobago, said issues surrounding Roger Khan may best be dealt with by the Guyana Police Force.