Roger Khan misses anticipated deportation

Convicted Guyanese drug lord, Shaheed ‘Roger’ Khan late Thursday night was a no-show in Guyana although he had been due to be deported by the United States (US) to his home-country.

There appeared to be very low-level security at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) that seemed to suggest that Khan was no longer coming Thursday night.

Sources said Khan did not travel to the Miami International Airport from a detention centre located about 30 minutess away from the Miami International Airport.

It was not immediately clear why he was not put on the American Airlines flight that left shortly after 7 PM Thursday.

No new arrival date was immediately known.

There are concerns in some quarters close to Khan that he might be charged with an indictable offence whenever he arrives here.

The return of Khan will surely spike political interest as Guyana prepares for general elections. While the opposition People’s Progressive Party has sought to distance itself from Khan who had publicly claimed that he had staved off a coup against the Bharrat Jagdeo administration, the David Granger-led governing coalition has often times linked Khan to an alleged death squad that was responsible for 400 Guyanese mainly of African descent.

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