Who is Roger Khan?
Shaheed 'Roger' Khan is a Guyanese criminal who was active in drugs trafficking, money laundring and arms smuggling. He trafficked cocaine from Colombia into the United States and used construction and forestry businesses to launder money. Khan was considered to be Guyana's most powerful drug lord. In US embassy cables published by Wikileaks Khan's control over Guyana is compared with Pablo Escobar's erstwhile control over Colombia.
Khan is allegedly the head of the notorious and lethal "Phantom Squad" which Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy has described as a murderous killing machine and which the US Federal Courts have said has already killed over 200 people during the 2002-2006 crimewave in Guyana.
There have been repeated claims that Khan had close ties with the Guyanese government. In 2006, after police issued an arrest warrant for him, Khan had publicly said in an advertisement that he was fighting criminals on behalf of the government.
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- Jan 13, 1972
on July 23, 2013
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