An East Bank Demerara (EBD) woman was over the weekend allegedly severely beaten by her ex-husband and his common-law wife when she turned up at their home to collect their children. Following the allegation, a report was made to the Police and the couple, along with the ex-wife, appeared at the Providence Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, all charged with assault. They were each released on $10,000 bail.Reports are 32-year-old Sally Khan went to pick up her children aged 5 and 11 from their father at his Peters Hall, EBD home.After the mother of two arrived, an argument ensued which resulted in a scuffle between herself and her ex-husband.She alleged that the man tied her to a chair and he, along with his common-law wife, beat her.The case is expected to continue on January 17.
Guatemalan and US officials have seized up to 3 tons of cocaine hidden in false-bottomed compartments aboard the Tanzania-flagged containership Tiamat.The 1995-built containership was intercepted in the waters off the coast of Guatemala in the Pacific and taken to Puerto Quetzal in early May, according to AIS data provided by Marine Traffic.Once the vessel docked, the authorities launched an inspection aboard, discovering some 3 tons of cocaine so far. The 8,717 dwt vessel remains in Puerto Quetzal where the inspection process continues.Thirteen persons who were aboard the ship at the time, including citizens of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, were detained.The drugs aboard Tiamat, which was en route from Ecuador to Ensenada, Mexico, were reportedly destined for North America.World Maritime News Staff; Image Courtesy: Guatemalan Army