Police recover 35 packages of ganja

| 27/10/2015 | 21 Comments
Cayman News Service

Smugglers abandoned canoe, October 2015

(CNS): Thirty-five compressed packets of ganja have been recovered in connection with the drug smuggling operation in North Side that RCIPS officers interrupted on Sunday. Detectives from the Drugs and Serious Crime Task Force (DSCTF) continued their search Tuesday for the four men understood to have been aboard a suspected Jamaican drug canoe that entered Cayman waters illegally.

Both uniform and plain clothes officers have been searching on land and at sea where the drugs were recovered. Police are asking residents in North Side in particular to be vigilant and report to the police if they see anyone suspicious in their neighbourhood who does not belong there.

The RCIPS said there would be some traffic disruptions in North Side as officers continue to screen vehicles along roadways in the hunt for the missing smugglers.

The detectives on the case said the four suspects could also be looking for a boat they can use to leave the Cayman Islands, as well as food and a change of clothing, and they asked the public to be on the lookout. Boat owners are urged to secure all vessels from theft and report any suspicious activity to 911 or the Bodden Town Police Station on 947-2220.

This latest drug haul is one of several over the last few weeks as millions of dollars worth of ganja and cocaine has either washed up or been recovered from local waters.

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  1. Lenrick says:

    What the Jamaican’s need to do is bring the drugs to Cayman Brac cause the marine unit have no boat and the police sleeps all night so they can easily hide it somewhere and then get a normal fishing boat to come pick it up in broad daylight..

  2. Anonymous says:

    Decriminalize possession of small (defined) amounts of weed and a few trees then focus heavily on the overnight canoes trafficking cocaine and guns!!

  3. Number 1 says:

    How is it, the Police sends out an alert, and NO DESCRIPTION OF THE is given to the public???

    I was in town and I saw a short man with no shirt, barefooted, walking. He looks like a fisherman to me. But Idk.. the police here don’t give proper descriptions, so I don’t know who to look out for.

    smh

    • Knot S Smart says:

      Dont worry old friend that was just a tourist from the cruise ship who forgot to put on his t-shirt…

  4. Anonymous says:

    Legalize it……

  5. Anonymous says:

    hell hath no fury like a policeman scorned. Maybe they cant speak out because they are investigating one of their own.

  6. Paper Chase says:

    Thanks to all you posters here on CNS who “Bashed” according to some it has made a real difference. It has forced some who have come here to have to work for their money and try and arrest Dey brethren “Dem” finally. We know it was hard?

  7. Tom says:

    How does a Jamaican Canoe outrun/lose a well equipt drug intervention police vessel?

  8. Shallow water Navy says:

    Anon 3:22 wasn’t the great Royal Navy not just here singing and touting the prowess of our foreign run police marine unit I am sure Cayman 27 still have the clip! But we all know that is a flag waving song & dance exercise that makes colonials and Brits feel happy and comfortable. The fact is you are right the USCG has a Boarding team on all their vessels to show them how it is done. Local officers were getting that training offered by the USCG sometime back but just like them all gone now, this current regime can’t afford to have capable locals because it wouldn’t justify their presence here now would it??? What a shame we have such piss poor leaders running our little island.

  9. Knot S Smart says:

    Does anyone know whether they will store it as evidence in the container by the Police Station?

    • Anonymous says:

      Do we know for sure that the canoe wasn’t trying to smuggle drugs from the police container back to Jamaica?

    • Sunrise says:

      Knot S Smart – I do believe that would be effortless to store it there. We still haven’t heard anything yet from the COP on what was suspected to have happened or who was involved. Nice one though. LOL!! THEY SHOULD JUST DRAW STRAWS TO SEE WHO GETS THE STASH NEXT! :). If you hire corrupt police then you get a corrupt police force, duh.

  10. Anonymous says:

    The drought continues…

  11. Anonymous says:

    Don’t bother search no more they will find there way back to Jamaica if they not already did..we got a good boat out of the deal we got the drugs lets burn them right away…and then lets sell the boat to a good drug dealer here then they can bring there own load in faster…The End..

  12. Anonymous says:

    A 100% guarantee that a local boat will be stolen shortly, to get those drug/gun runners returned to Jamaica. If that is not bad enough, stolen properties from your homes and businesses will accompany them as well.

    Warning:

    Boat owners particularly those moored in canal lot’s – check your boats at irregular hours to ensure they are not stolen. I suggest you take ‘appropriate gear’ with you as well; to neutralize any potential threat you may encounter in trying to protect your property.

    These bastards do regular trips to Colombia, Mexico, Haiti and the Dominican Republic – so they are not traveling light on the ocean.

    • Anonymous says:

      Or, they have long since left these shores courtesy of free CAL tickets from their handlers. Oh and don’t worry, this haul will probably be back in circulation next week.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Has it been destroyed yet?

  14. Anonymous says:

    35 packets reported…..how many were actually found and how many will be incinerated LOL

  15. Anonymous says:

    Methinks its time to step up the Cayman waterborne effort and get a little help in from the Royal Navy or USCG. This is now rampant and lots of arrests and convictions are needed.

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