Law enforcement officials in New York say that a man wanted for murder in Guyana has been arrested in Queens.
Members of the New York Police Department (NYPD)/US Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force apprehended Marcus Bisram in the Rockaway section of Queens, at about 1 pm on Tuesday, according to the New York Daily News.
“He was living here in plain view,” a law enforcement source told the paper.
It said Bisram is accused of masterminding the killing of carpenter Faiyaz Narinedatt on Oct. 31, 2016. He allegedly got four co-conspirators to kill Narinedatt, who was beaten to death.
After the killing, Bisram moved to the United States and lived in Arverne on the Rockaway Peninsula, where he created the Marcus Brian Bisram Foundation, which is focused on “making better, brighter futures,” the Daily News said.
Narinedatt’s body was found on 70 Village Rd. in Berbice, Guyana, the next day, officials said.
Georgetown police arrested his attackers, who confessed that Bisram had ordered them to commit the killing, according to the Daily News.
It said the suspects admitted that they had beaten Narinedatt to death, then put his body into a car, drove him to Village Road and then ran his lifeless body over with the car to make it appear that he was the victim of a hit-and-run driver.
Alluding to information from the Guyana Chronicle, the Daily News said Narinedatt was killed because he had slapped another man — believed to be Bisram — during a party.
Bisram is expected to be arraigned in Brooklyn Federal court on Wednesday.
Officials said Guyana, which re-issued a fugitive warrant for Bisram in March, will have to petition for his extradition.
It will be the first time in recent memory that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member-country has made the request, the Daily News said.