ICE agents to escort Roger Khan to Guyana today – 20 September 2019

ICE agents to escort Roger Khan to Guyana today

Roger Khan

Convicted drug trafficker, Shaheed ‘Roger’ Khan, is likely to be deported to Guyana tonight, Foreign Affairs sources said.
Kaieteur News understands that “Immigration and Customs (ICE) agents at the Krome processing (detention) center in Miami, Florida, USA, have begun processing Mr. Roger Khan for removal.

“Mr. Roger Khan is scheduled to be subject to removal from the United States jurisdiction tomorrow, (Friday September 20, 2019 at 7:15 pm, with port of departure being the Miami International Airport, Florida, and port of destination as the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Guyana. His scheduled arrival is at 11:41 pm.”     

“Mr. Khan will be travelling outbound on American Airline flight No. 1513, and is expected to be escorted by ICE agents.
“On arrival in Guyana, Mr. Khan would be released into the custody of Guyanese authorities or the local police.”
Khan, who was jailed in October 2009 for up to 15 years, asked the US court earlier this year to release him early, based on new regulations.

Khan was sentenced to a total of 40 years’ imprisonment on three separate charges by US Judge, Dora Irizarry, in 2009 after she accepted the plea bargain agreement he had reached with prosecutors.

However, two of the sentences, 10 years for an illegal firearm possession charge, and 15 years for witness tampering, ran concurrently with the other 15-year jail term.

In addition to the jail time, Khan had to undergo supervised release for five years although according to the judge, had said was likely to be deported.

However, Khan was also accused of executing competitors in the drug trade.

He was deeply feared and owned several properties. He even built a housing scheme at Farm, East Bank Demerara.
Khan was considered to be the country’s most powerful drug trafficker.

He was said to have close ties to the then People’s Progressive Party/Civic with the late ex-Home Affairs Minister, Ronald Gajraj acting as conduit for a “Phantom Squad”.

The squad was accused of murdering several criminals and competitors, and others.
Another Minister reportedly facilitated the ordering of phone calls interception equipment.
In June 2006, Khan was arrested in Paramaribo with three of his bodyguards in a sting operation.

Suriname authorities said that the Surinamese police said netted more than 200 kilograms of cocaine – the biggest cocaine haul in Suriname of that year.

Khan was flown to Trinidad, handed over to immigration authorities who then turned him into the custody of US officials.
He was immediately flown to New York where he was arraigned at the Brooklyn Federal Court on 30 June, 2006 on a charge of “conspiring to import cocaine. He was sentenced in October 2009.

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  • kamtanblog  On September 20, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Really !
    Extradition is a reciprocal arrangement.
    Brazil does not have extradition treaty with
    anyone. Maybe Guyana should have such.
    USA will empty their prisons of every
    expatriate criminals now with Humpty
    Dumpty as Potus….saving USA taxpayers
    billions… go trump go !
    The Guyana govt should have revoked
    this drug dealers passport/citizenship
    before the courts decision.
    Too late now as “horse has bolted”


  • Denise  On September 20, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Kamtan this is a very special case. Roger Khan must pay for the atrocities he committed during his reign of terror in Guyana. Hundreds of Guyanese suffered at his hands. There are many prominent government officials who were allegedly involved with this man during his reign of terror, some of which were allegedly condoned and even ordered. Roger Khan’s return at this time does not sit well for the PPP party and Jagdeo. Time will tell what falls out of the tree when it’s shaken.

    • kamtanblog  On September 20, 2019 at 8:20 pm

      In my opinion
      If Roger Khan has dual citizenship
      (Guy-USA passports) one can be
      revoked so that he remains (and rots)
      in USA jail. His return to Guyana may
      also be a “blessing in disguise” …a test
      case for Guyana Supreme Court.
      Let’s see how this one plays out !


  • Clyde Duncan  On September 21, 2019 at 11:41 am
  • Denise  On September 21, 2019 at 11:42 am

    Sorry Kamtan….I don’t think it works that way. The U.S. would still have deported him to Guyana. It’s his country of birth.

    • kamtanblog  On October 1, 2019 at 6:18 am

      Surely if he has “dual” citizenship
      either can revoke that/their citizenship.
      Interpol Protocol !

      If he entered USA via country other than
      Guyana he should be returned to port of exit.

      EU/UK laws are such…RTS.
      How did Snowden exit USA enter Russia

      Go figure

  • Tata  On September 30, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    This weasel brought Guyana to the crossroads of destruction. His 23 years reign of terror cost the nation Hundreds of lives. He MUST be made accountable for the lives he destroyed. Justice must prevail!

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