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Gold trader robs GRA hundreds of millions of tax $$$ bringing in 2020 Lamborghini supercar
In early December, the streets of Georgetown gaped with the amazing sight of a Lamborghini on the road. It was the first one in the country. It landed on the wharf, was cleared and escorted to the Houston, EBD home of Guyana’s local ‘Sheikh’, Azruddin Mohamed. Azruddin is the son of Nazar Mohamed called ‘Shell’, one of Guyana’s biggest gold dealer and a close confidante of President Mohamed Irfaan Ali and Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo.
Mohamed’s Enterprise was the biggest financier of the PPP/C for the March 2nd general and regional elections.
The supercar was photographed, paraded and even made its rounds on social media, sparking a number of memes.
What Guyana does not know is that the president’s friend and son hatched a scheme to rob the state’s tax coffers under the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) of hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes and duties…all with the blessing and authorization of the PPP/C.
What is known about the importation of the supercar- a toy of the super-rich and famous around the world?
---It landed in Guyana between late November and early December and was cleared in a matter of days.
---On the market it is one of the most expensive of rides at about $600,000 US dollars…. $120M Guyana dollars equivalent- that price does not include duty and taxes. The shipping to Guyana is not more than $4M.
---From records, the gold dealer and his son deliberately submitted an invoice to GRA that the car was purchased for $80,000 US ($16M Guyana dollars).
---An American citizen who is involved in drag racing was used as the purchaser. He claimed he sold them for $80,000 US.
---This is where the deal got exposed. The gold dealer and his son wired up more than a $120M (equivalent in US dollars) to a Newport, California company directly from their account, indicating that the drag racer was a front/fraud.
---GRA accepted and used the $80,000 US dollar invoice by the drag racer to calculate the incorrect duty and taxes.
---Shockingly GRA did not question the invoice and someone there charged just over $60M in duty and taxes.
---Customs brokers have calculated that a 6.5 liters engine/V12 gas vehicle would attract between $300-$400M in duty and taxes.
---This is deliberate under-invoicing, in a blatant scheme of tax evasion.
---This crime is classified as a serious offence under our anti-money laundering laws and can lead to imprisonment locally or extradition.
-The word on the street is that the order to deliberately charge lower duty and taxes resulting in the state losing hundreds of millions of dollars came from the top of the ruling PPP/C party.

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President Ali and state-sponsored murders? Is it?
Dear Editor,
In October 2018, the world watched in horror at the unfolding news in which alleged that a prominent columnist, Jamal Khashoggi, 59, from Saudi Arabia was lured to his country’s embassy in Turkey, captured and killed and then dismembered. His remains were never found.
Turkish authorities, it was learnt later, had bugged the embassy and from grim recordings, the assassination played out.
For weeks, the royal family of Saudi Arabia was placed under the world’s microscope with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman accused of ordering the hit.
It was a strange position for one of the richest families and countries in the world. After all, it was one of the closest allies of the US.
The U.S. intelligence community said in a report released in February was certain that the prince played a role. "We assess that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman approved an operation in Istanbul, Turkey, to capture or kill" Khashoggi, said the report by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, according to news report.
The murder had strained US-Saudi Arabia relations with the incident bringing the spotlight on other alleged human rights abused by the oil-rich Arab nation. Khashoggi had been increasingly critical of the Saudi monarchy, angering royals with his writings. His works had been appearing in The Washington Post.
According to news reports, the U.N. had said a 15-member team of Saudi agents flew to Istanbul specifically to meet Khashoggi. The team included a forensic doctor and people who worked in the crown prince's office.
The U.S. intelligence report released was quoted as saying that seven of the team members were part of the crown prince's "elite personal protective detail." It says that group, called the Rapid Intervention Force, "exists to defend the crown prince" and "answers only to him."
Eight defendants were reportedly sentenced to up to two decades in prison last year, but human rights advocates criticized the punishments as aimed at lower-level agents while sparing their leaders.
We highlight the above to bring attention to a case in Guyana which has the hallmarks of a major cover-up, not unlike Saudi Arabia, a largely Muslim country.
The problem is that Guyana does not have a monarchy. We have a Westminster-style government with elections scheduled every five years.
Unlike Saudi Arabia, which is accused of quietly targeting dissidents, arresting them and even torturing them, Guyana has a watchful populace whose voices have been increasingly strident, via social media, in recent years.
However, the killing of Ricardo ‘Paper Shorts’ Fagundes early this year has been unsettling Guyanese who believed that President Ali, the country’s first Muslim president was above the fray.
Fagundes was said to be close to convicted drug trafficker, Shaheed ‘Roger’ Khan, and it appears that the killing of the businessman, an avid biker, was a case of mistaken identity.
The alleged mastermind has been said to be Azruddin Mohamed, the son of Nazar ‘Shell’ Mohamed, a major businessman and backer of the ruling People’s Progressive Party/Civic. Azruddin love for racing and fast cars and toys have seen him accruing quite a following.
In fact, he has been dubbed the ‘Sheik’ and ‘Lambo Man’, and have been seen in photos dressed in flowing Muslim garbs, and standing next to his beautiful supercar, one of the only kind in the country.
The businessman’s son has been said to be in a conflict with Roger Khan. The fact of the matter is the killing of Fagundes was a shocking one, designed to send a message.
It happened across State House, the official home of President Ali. It was almost taunting the country…the killers were saying…see what I can do? The fact of the matter is neither Ali or his office has seen fit to express alarm over the shocking attack with video footage showing Fagundes being shot more times while on the ground with the gunman standing over him.
The cover-up theory would be bolstered by the fact that the getaway car was driven, without any roadblocks erected, all the way to the Soesdyke/Linden highway where it was torched.
As if that is not enough, someone with enough power was able to persuade workers at a state security location to wipe footage of the Main Street shooting incident.
Fagundes had been inside Palm Court, a popular night spot, with Roger Khan, when he came out and was ambushed by persons waiting.
Throughout the so-called investigations, there were no cause for concerns by the administration over the failure by police to close the matter.
Could it have been because the principals are close to the ruling party, and have plunged hundreds of millions into campaign financing?
Who could have ordered the wiping of the recordings of incident that were captured by CCTV cameras that the state had erected around the city, including in front of Palm Court? Who had that kind of authority?
The cover-up by Saudi Arabia with the intellectual authors walking free and the shooting in front of Palm Court have many things in common, none good for Guyana.
In fact, it is deeply worrying for citizens who are fearful of the 2000 crime spree would be returning.
When you have a few who have money to spend and willing to pay left, right and center to cover up crimes, and when you have the state, whose managers are friends to these businesses, Guyana should be worried.
The problem for Irfaan Ali is that one year has not even been completed for his presidency but deep corruption and now what appears to be a state-sponsored murder is threatening.
It does not help when the main suspect (s) happens to be close to his administration.
Rajendra Persaud Jr
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Django

How many Lamborghinis has anyone seen moving around? This is not the type of car anybody can just go out and purchase on a whim as even I have done when I purchased my Cooper back in the days, that is small change compared to a car of this calibre , you have to be bringing in quite a $hitload of cash to have a car like this sitting in your garage.

cain

That car will make PPP voters happy. The country is doing good even though dey ketching dey azzez.

The country is becoming like an african warlord state. Blacks and indoes should be happy, dey all in the same class of poverty.

S

Unless you had stock pile thousands of ounces of gold when the price was very low there is no way gold got the profits to buy such a car. People are not stupid. Everyone knows the spot price for gold.

Prashad

he has to become arabised. that is what islam does to you. he dresses like he's a desert dweller, has an arab name and has to learn arabic to read the qur'an properly

the so-called prophet muhammad was a thief and a murderer and wanted 5% of the loot gained from raids for himself. he married a 6 year old child and had sex with her when she was only 9 years old - he was already in his 50s. he was suicidal and taught his followers much rubbish

he destroyed pagan temples and gods, kept and traded slaves. every despicable thing you can think of he did. this is the man they were brainwashed to follow so hustling and lying means nothing to his followers because the "prophet" did it

S
@Spugum posted:

he has to become arabised. that is what islam does to you. he dresses like he's a desert dweller, has an arab name and has to learn arabic to read the qur'an properly

the so-called prophet muhammad was a thief and a murderer and wanted 5% of the loot gained from raids for himself. he married a 6 year old child and had sex with her when she was only 9 years old - he was already in his 50s. he was suicidal and taught his followers much rubbish

he destroyed pagan temples and gods, kept and traded slaves. every despicable thing you can think of he did. this is the man they were brainwashed to follow so hustling and lying means nothing to his followers because the "prophet" did it

we is good peeple     

IA

These guys exported over 160, 000 ounces of declared gold in one year alone and they were the top local private gold exporters for several years. To do numbers like this in a place like Guyana and with Guyanese who are all hustling to be rich themselves means that these guys have a deep, loyal and extensive network.

Prashad
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@Bigan Choka posted:

Gold Dealer? I can think of another kinda dealer that he might be

I hear he papa get nuff frens from Colombia and Venezuela.

Tracing Tainted Gold

One Venezuelan gold trafficker alleges that Mohammed’s Trading, owned by Nazar Mohamed, is buying gold from the Venezuelan regime’s military leadership. “Mohamed, that one, he is the tough one over there [in Guyana],” he says. “It’s him who is throwing dollars very hard at these people.” The trafficker claims that the military buys from the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas near a mine called Corre Gente, in the Venezuelan Bolívar state. “There is an airstrip there,” he says.

A source in a foreign intelligence service claims that Mohamed is the “main player” involved in trafficking illicit goods from Venezuela into Guyana, and then abroad. “[Mohamed] is buying Venezuelan gold, definitely he is the biggest buyer, no doubt about it. He is also trafficking cocaine and firearms from Venezuela,” explains the foreign intelligence officer, adding that the weapons are sold to clients in Suriname and the cocaine leaves for international markets.

The leadership at both companies appear to be connected to political elites in Guyana; both allegedly donated funds to both the ruling and former government party, and Mohamed reportedly donated an armored car to the new president, Irfaan Ali.

Django
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Prashad been around. In the 1980s and 1990s everyone was making money from drugs except Mexicans. Columbians, Miami Cubans even people from Bolivia.

So the Mexicans said these people are using our territory and we are poor like Hell and they are rich. So they said enough is enough. We are taking over.

Prashad
@seignet posted:

The country is becoming like an african warlord state. Blacks and indoes should be happy, dey all in the same class of poverty.

...lol. You must be proud that the heads of criminal enterprises and the "warlords" are actually Indians. Gwan Seignet bai, knack yuh drum and celebrate "abie pan tap".

FM
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@Former Member posted:

...lol. You must be proud that the heads of criminal enterprises and the "warlords" are actually Indians. Gwan Seignet bai, knack yuh drum and celebrate "abie pan tap".

Only a matter of time black ppl larn and tek dem share. Guyana is dunfor.

S