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Over 1,000lbs of ganja found on deserted boat

| 06/03/2017 | 9 Comments
Cayman News Service

Ganja found on deserted boat

(CNS): Police have confirmed that about 1,044 lbs of ganja was found on a boat in local waters last month. Releasing pictures of the drugs, the RCIPS said it was hard to estimate the real value of the haul if it had made it to the streets of Cayman as the weight of the drugs was increased because the ganja was wet. Street prices also fluctuate considerably but it would have been worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Police are not certain the drugs were destined for the Cayman market but the boat was found semi-submerged off the coast of West Bay.

The ganja, bundled in rice bags, was found on the vessel after it was brought to shore in the wake of a report by local fishermen that they had found a deserted boat on 26 February off the coast of North West Point. The RCIPS Joint Marine Unit and helicopter conducted searches in the area but no one was rescued and no bodies have been found.

Police Commissioner Derek Byrne said that drug interdictions would continue because of the danger posed by drugs to the community, despite the growing shift around the world recognizing the medicinal properties and potential health benefits of the drug for adults with certain chronic conditions as well as various cancers.

Although medicinal cannabis oils and tinctures are now legal in Cayman if prescribed by a physician, there is no move yet to develop an industry to fuel the medical need that is likely to emerge, nor does the government appear inclined to look at decriminalisation of consumption or possession for casual or recreational use.

The police have said they will continue to go after the smugglers.

“The interdiction of drugs continues to be a priority for the RCIPS, because of the significant health and public safety risk such large amounts of drugs pose for a small jurisdiction,” the police chief stated. “Whether these drugs were intended for these islands or not, the harm they can cause here is real.  We are working closely with our colleagues at Customs on this issue.”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Cayman like’s having ganja illegal cause the crooks in government make more money that way




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  2. Anonymous says:

    I think I’ve worked out where the hospital got their weevil porridge from!




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  3. Anonymous says:

    Hmmm 1000 lbs reported found…based on how RCIPS move…more like 2500 lbs found, 1000 reported found and oops stolen from evidence lock up….




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  4. Anonymous says:

    That street value is waaayy off. So my friend told me……




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  5. Anonymous says:

    LOL… That Picture! GanJa really? I bet they gave that sh*t a street value.




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  6. A says:

    You are going to see more tourists picked up at the boarder with prescriptions for this stuff. Best legalize it soon. Get some home grown going and stop these boats.




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  7. Anonymous says:

    It’s no longer ganja if it’s been decomposed into compost. Good job finding compost. Pehaps it can be used to grow new plants.




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  8. Tuna says:

    Some of this weed hit the streets and it’s wack!😂😂💯🇰🇾




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  9. Anonymous says:

    You don’t have to legalize it now, but eventually you will have no choice in the matter. Start planning for that legalization now or build another prison. Have a great day!!




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