Hotel owner and businessman, Shervington Lovell aka “Big Head” has been arrested in Jamaica for suspected drug trafficking and he could also face other charges. The authorities are also looking at his possible involvement in cases of money laundering locally and internationally.
Drug Enforcement officials in Guyana have confirmed the arrest to News Source.
Two other persons, a Surinamese and a Venezuelan,who were in his company, have also been arrested.
Senior Security Officials in Guyana have told News Source that the arrest was long in the making and brought together the work of Guyana’s Customs Anti Narcotics Unit along with counterparts from across the region and internationally.
The United States is now expected to seek Lovell’s extradition from Jamaica to face multiple drug trafficking and other charges in the US related to Guyana and other countries.
Security officials have indicated that he is linked to a number of other major players in the local drug trafficking industry as well to other major players abroad.
Lovelle is the owner of the Tower Suites Hotel in Georgetown and also owns a number of other hotels and entertainment spots in Berbice.
He is no stranger to local law enforcement.
Back in 2010, he was among a number of persons who were arrested and questioned about a series of execution murders that had rocked the country and were suspected to be drug related. He was later released.
Since then he has remained in the radar of local and international law enforcement agencies.