Immigration officer arrested in gun & drug bust

| 25/08/2016 | 0 Comments

Cayman News Service(CNS): The police have arrested a female immigration officer and four others following a raid in Savannah Thursday morning, in which police recovered a gun, ammunition and drugs. The early morning bust was in connection with shots fired at a property in Omega Drive, Prospect, on Tuesday. Police said today’s 6am operation was conducted following “diligent and skillful police work” over the last two days. The 57-year-old senior immigration officer from Bodden Town was arrested over the illegal gun and intending to supply drugs, as well as for knowingly assisting an illegal immigrant to remain in the Cayman Islands.

That was in connection with a 30-year-old man from the Bahamas, who was arrested at the same location in Savannah on suspicion of illegal landing, possession with intent to supply ganja, and possession of an unlicensed firearm.

A 21-year-old woman, also from Bodden Town, was arrested on suspicion of possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession with intent to supply ganja.

Two men, aged 19 and 22, from the same district, were both arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, as well as possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession with intent to supply ganja.

All five of the people arrested are currently in police custody.

CNS has contacted Acting Chief Immigration Officer Bruce Smith for comment on the arrest of the senior immigration officer.

The news comes alongside revelations that a customs officer was arrested on Cayman Brac on Tuesday regarding an illegal weapon found at his home.

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Category: Crime, Immigration, Police

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