Troy Thomas extradited to United States – US embassy

Fugitive Troy Thomas is en route to the United States to face justice for criminal acts he allegedly committed in New York in 2011.

A statement from the US Embassy today said that this evening he will be in the custody of the New York Police Department, and tomorrow morning he will appear before an American judge in court, to face charges.

The statement said that Thomas’s extradition reflects over one year of close coordination between the Government here and the US Embassy.

In 2011, Thomas allegedly committed murder and other crimes in New York and then fled to Guyana. The statement noted that in 2018, the US Attorney General and Secretary of State sent an extradition request to the Government of Guyana, which the Embassy served to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Guyana Police Force officers detained Thomas in 2018, and he had remained in the Lusignan prison since then. Thomas exhausted any further right to appeal under the Guyanese constitution at midnight last night, the statement said.

“The Embassy especially thanks the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Guyana Police Force, the Guyana Prison Service, the Minister of Public Security, and the staff at Cheddi Jagan International Airport, for their close cooperation and commitment to justice.

“Corruption and criminal activity rob the Government and citizens of Guyana of money that could have been spent on education, health care, and important infrastructure work. Extraditions are an important law enforcement tool in fighting transnational criminal organizations. Today, a fugitive from justice is being extradited to the United States to stand trial, creating a new precedent”, the statement added.

The US Embassy noted this positive step forward and commended the Guyana Government.

US Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch said, “The Government of Guyana’s actions over the past year clearly indicate its dedication to law and order and established norms of international criminal justice – Guyana is moving in the right direction. Establishing a roadmap for future extraditions, bringing a fugitive to justice, making Guyana a safer place for Guyanese citizens – this is the best example of rule of law existing in Guyana.”

On April 4 this year,  Thomas lost yet another bid in a series of challenges mounted to fight his extradition to the US.

Throwing out his challenge, Justice Navindra Singh found that there was sufficient evidence to have warranted Thomas’ committal for extradition.

Troy Thomas

During the hearing dismissing Thomas’ challenge, Justice Singh ruled that Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus was within her jurisdiction to conduct committal proceedings and to have issued a warrant of committal for extradition against Thomas.

Thomas’ primary challenge to his committal for extradition had been that Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan had no legal authority to authorise the magistrate to proceed with the committal and, further, that the magistrate had no legal authority to continue on with those proceedings since they purported to act in accordance with sections of the Fugitive Offenders Act that are unconstitutional and in furtherance of the 1931 treaty between the United Kingdom and the United States, which is not incorporated into Guyana’s laws.

Following the conclusion of extradition proceedings against him on November 30th last, Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus, who presided over the case, overruled a no-case submission which attorney Nigel Hughes had made on behalf of Thomas, thereby ordering that he be extradited.

Counsel’s argument had been that a magistrate, being a creature of statute, was not empowered to interpret and or apply the provisions of a treaty which had not been incorporated into the provisions of the domestic laws of Guyana.

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“The Government of Guyana’s actions over the past year clearly indicate its dedication to law and order and established norms of international criminal justice – Guyana is moving in the right direction. Establishing a roadmap for future extraditions, bringing a fugitive to justice, making Guyana a safer place for Guyanese citizens – this is the best example of rule of law existing in Guyana.”

hmmm . . .

Those police officers are not new, some were employed in the police force with 20 plus years of experience... these same officers took the same oath on the first day of employment, why did they fail to execute the same duty during PPP government. ( we all know, 99 % are Afro who is align to PNC) 

Guyanese are not dummies, they knew the police force was control by PNC

Congress Place used to tap into the police radio frequency during PPP government and was redirecting police officers allowing the criminals to escape. 

Capturing of fugitive and drugs lord came with the help of the DEA which opens it office in 2016. The idea of a local base DEA office was done under PPP government led by Bharrat Jagdeo in 2009 who called for such a office in Guyana. 

Jagdeo also  asked the US to expand its Mérida Initiative for Mexico and Central America to the Caribbean, during a Caricom meeting with US officials and his argument then was that the crackdown in Mexico could push drug traffickers into the Caribbean, which lies directly between the South American source of many illegal drugs and the US, the world’s top consumer,”. 

cain posted:

You know if it wasn't so dam late an Iman wasn't tired I woulda say you fulla shit deh. Jagdeo told dem guys stay away he doan want no help he gon manage, next ting we hear is Coke in Poke an so on.

Wake up Sar, I think you was dreaming when yo write this. 

A point to note:

The same fugitive was hiding out in Guyana since 2011. the current commissioner of police was the head of criminal investigation department in 2014. 

Magistrates and judges refuse to hear a stay of extradition by the fugitive.. maybe they  fear their visa get cancel.

 

Dave posted:

Those police officers are not new, some were employed in the police force with 20 plus years of experience... these same officers took the same oath on the first day of employment, why did they fail to execute the same duty during PPP government. ( we all know, 99 % are Afro who is align to PNC) 

Guyanese are not dummies, they knew the police force was control by PNC

Congress Place used to tap into the police radio frequency during PPP government and was redirecting police officers allowing the criminals to escape. 

Capturing of fugitive and drugs lord came with the help of the DEA which opens it office in 2016.

The idea of a local base DEA office was done under PPP government led by Bharrat Jagdeo in 2009 who called for such a office in Guyana. 

Jagdeo also  asked the US to expand its Mérida Initiative for Mexico and Central America to the Caribbean, during a Caricom meeting with US officials and his argument then was that the crackdown in Mexico could push drug traffickers into the Caribbean, which lies directly between the South American source of many illegal drugs and the US, the world’s top consumer,”. 

Piece of tripe defending the Rat's  and PPP tenure, who helped you to put the pieces together ?

Dave posted:

A point to note:

The same fugitive was hiding out in Guyana since 2011. the current commissioner of police was the head of criminal investigation department in 2014. 

Magistrates and judges refuse to hear a stay of extradition by the fugitive.. maybe they  fear their visa get cancel.

 

Useless !!!

ronan posted:

“The Government of Guyana’s actions over the past year clearly indicate its dedication to law and order and established norms of international criminal justice – Guyana is moving in the right direction. Establishing a roadmap for future extraditions, bringing a fugitive to justice, making Guyana a safer place for Guyanese citizens – this is the best example of rule of law existing in Guyana.”

hmmm . . .

Dem US ambassadors prappa like a puppet. Dem want wan govt dem can smack around to do their bidding. 

Dave posted:

A point to note:

The same fugitive was hiding out in Guyana since 2011. the current commissioner of police was the head of criminal investigation department in 2014. 

Magistrates and judges refuse to hear a stay of extradition by the fugitive.. maybe they  fear their visa get cancel.

 

Who gunned down Waddel? Who killed Sawh and his family? If the PPP should get back in power, will they investigate these killings? Has Roger Khan's properties been confiscated? You seem to know a lot about Roger Khan.

Django posted:
Dave posted:

Those police officers are not new, some were employed in the police force with 20 plus years of experience... these same officers took the same oath on the first day of employment, why did they fail to execute the same duty during PPP government. ( we all know, 99 % are Afro who is align to PNC) 

Guyanese are not dummies, they knew the police force was control by PNC

Congress Place used to tap into the police radio frequency during PPP government and was redirecting police officers allowing the criminals to escape. 

Capturing of fugitive and drugs lord came with the help of the DEA which opens it office in 2016.

The idea of a local base DEA office was done under PPP government led by Bharrat Jagdeo in 2009 who called for such a office in Guyana. 

Jagdeo also  asked the US to expand its Mérida Initiative for Mexico and Central America to the Caribbean, during a Caricom meeting with US officials and his argument then was that the crackdown in Mexico could push drug traffickers into the Caribbean, which lies directly between the South American source of many illegal drugs and the US, the world’s top consumer,”. 

Piece of tripe defending the Rat's  and PPP tenure, who helped you to put the pieces together ?

I provide the facts which you don’t like. 

I am capable of providing information without favour and seeking monetary compensation for what I post,  Unlike YOU who gets paid to spread APNU propaganda. 

Dave posted:
Django posted:
Dave posted:

Those police officers are not new, some were employed in the police force with 20 plus years of experience... these same officers took the same oath on the first day of employment, why did they fail to execute the same duty during PPP government. ( we all know, 99 % are Afro who is align to PNC) 

Guyanese are not dummies, they knew the police force was control by PNC

Congress Place used to tap into the police radio frequency during PPP government and was redirecting police officers allowing the criminals to escape. 

Capturing of fugitive and drugs lord came with the help of the DEA which opens it office in 2016.

The idea of a local base DEA office was done under PPP government led by Bharrat Jagdeo in 2009 who called for such a office in Guyana. 

Jagdeo also  asked the US to expand its Mérida Initiative for Mexico and Central America to the Caribbean, during a Caricom meeting with US officials and his argument then was that the crackdown in Mexico could push drug traffickers into the Caribbean, which lies directly between the South American source of many illegal drugs and the US, the world’s top consumer,”. 

Piece of tripe defending the Rat's  and PPP tenure, who helped you to put the pieces together ?

I provide the facts which you don’t like. 

I am capable of providing information without favour and seeking monetary compensation for what I post,  Unlike YOU who gets paid to spread APNU propaganda. 

Skewed facts !!!

Common for folks of your ilk, when confronted, pulls the line posters are being paid... weak ... very.. weak.

Join the crew and go play with little children, that's the category that fits.

Django posted:
Dave posted:
Django posted:
Dave posted:

Those police officers are not new, some were employed in the police force with 20 plus years of experience... these same officers took the same oath on the first day of employment, why did they fail to execute the same duty during PPP government. ( we all know, 99 % are Afro who is align to PNC) 

Guyanese are not dummies, they knew the police force was control by PNC

Congress Place used to tap into the police radio frequency during PPP government and was redirecting police officers allowing the criminals to escape. 

Capturing of fugitive and drugs lord came with the help of the DEA which opens it office in 2016.

The idea of a local base DEA office was done under PPP government led by Bharrat Jagdeo in 2009 who called for such a office in Guyana. 

Jagdeo also  asked the US to expand its Mérida Initiative for Mexico and Central America to the Caribbean, during a Caricom meeting with US officials and his argument then was that the crackdown in Mexico could push drug traffickers into the Caribbean, which lies directly between the South American source of many illegal drugs and the US, the world’s top consumer,”. 

Piece of tripe defending the Rat's  and PPP tenure, who helped you to put the pieces together ?

I provide the facts which you don’t like. 

I am capable of providing information without favour and seeking monetary compensation for what I post,  Unlike YOU who gets paid to spread APNU propaganda. 

Skewed facts !!!

Common for folks of your ilk, when confronted, pulls the line posters are being paid... weak ... very.. weak.

Join the crew and go play with little children, that's the category that fits.

Your intellect is very poor with such a response. 

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