Acting on information received a team of police ranks and officials of theEnergy Agency (GEA) yesterday went to northern Hogg Island , Essequibo , where they found 17 drums of suspected illegal fuel, 2 empty tanks and 19 empty drums that were abandoned.
About 2100h. last night, while the team was returning in their boat along a creek in the area, they came under fire. Several rounds were discharged at them from along the bank of the creek, resulting in the police returning fire.
No member of the Police/GEA team was injured.
Investigations are continuing.