Cause of death still not revealed in gruesome boat find

| 26/08/2015 | 6 Comments
Cayman News Service

RCIPS Marine Unit

(CNS): The police have not yet determined how the two men found dead in a boat floating adrift off the coast of Little Cayman met their demise. The bodies have been taken to the morgue on Cayman Brac and police are making arrangements for a pathologist to conduct a post mortem. The men’s identities or where they are from has not yet been revealed but police said enquiries were continuing. Meanwhile, police have confirmed that around 70lbs of drugs washed up on the north side of Cayman Brac late Monday afternoon.

But there is no indication if the discovery of the bodies in the canoe are related to that find or an almost 80lb haul of ganja found near Twelve Mile Bank at the weekend.

Police have offered few details regarding the drugs found in the Spot Bay area Monday evening and while local sources have indicated that the drugs appeared to be cocaine the police described vegetable matter wrapped in packets, which is likely to be ganja. The RCIPS said they recovered the packages and the Marine Unit assisted in searching the area, but no other packages were found.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    There can be no refuting there is an active transhipment economy. Kyd$110mln in all-cash payments via gram services is in addition to normal bank wire transfers, which Status-holders ought to have access to. That’s about usd$2.6mln a week just in “all cash” with average transfer size of $200. There are approx 8000 JA work permits. If we presume that even half of these permit holders are dutifully sending cash back to their grannies every week, the quantity and frequency far exceeds imagination. How many smurfs would it take for a gang to break down a $100k payment into $200 increments? The RCIPS wonders why troubled neighbourhoods never seem to witness anyone or anything – perhaps because there are many dozens if not hundreds of marginalized people (including home grown Caymanians) that have been acquired to facilitate this gang cash payment apparatus. Probably each sending to their designated smurf counterparty in gang alligned neighbourhoods in JA…or we can believe there are some 4000 affluent masters of household finance (that don’t have a bank account), earning a SURPLUS $33,000 a year…each. If that’s the case, surely their selflessness ought to be recognized at the Royal Gongs next year.

    • Anonymous says:

      I read the numbers as USD 110 mio, which equates to about $12k per person per year who send cash back home, might be on the top end of expectations but not wholesale drug empires!

    • Jeff says:

      This is absurd. I don’t know how much of what is said here about money transfer figures are factual but to suggest that most, if not all of Jamaican work permit holders are drug traffickers is unbelievable. I think the writer and publisher should issue an apology.

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