Suspect ganja dealers flee in North Side raid

| 19/06/2017 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The police were out in force in North Side on Sunday and Monday as they hunted for two Jamaican nationals following a pre-dawn drug bust in the Hutland area of the district. Police said the officers involved recovered a large quantity of ganja from a shed, though they did not specify how much. Officers from the firearms and K-9 units as well as the Drugs and Serious Crime Task Force, supported by the RCIPS helicopter, converged on the Hutland location but two suspects managed to flee.

The RCIPS management said the men were described as having dark complexions. One has a slim build with dreadlocks and was wearing a yellow shirt, while the second man was said to be about 5’ 10”, wearing dark clothing.

The police said they would maintain a high police presence, including armed officers in the area, and asked residents to call 911 immediately if they have any sightings of these individuals. The RCIPS thanked the public for the help they had already received over this case but reminded others that it is a serious criminal offence to provide assistance or support to the suspects

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Clearly you don’t know what you are talking about 2.33pm. Slagging off the requirements of potential Police recruits. I can assure you these officers are trained to the required high standard of officers in the UK. The first Police Training School started in 1980 in Grand Cayman when Jim Stowers was Commissioner of Police. A Superintendent was sent from the UK to train the recruits in Laws of the Cayman Islands together with local inspectors of the island. All officers had entrance exams prior to full training and exams at the end of the training programme. Some recruits couldn’t cope with the training programme and dropped out as it wasn’t that easy and guess who they were?……….Caymanians!
    It isn’t for the faint hearted as it’s quite a challenging job despite what some people think. I know because I was one of those recruits that successfully stayed the course. So please don’t mock the RCIPS unless you walk a mile in their shoes then you MAY be qualified to criticise. Why don’t you apply to the next recruitment drive?…… but I doubt you’ll fit in their shoes!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Alden was premier 4 years ago. The premier can sanction Natl Security Council meetings any time if the Governor does not. Has he ever done so? No. He’s not interested in Natl Security, only strategies on how to get re-elected. Criminals only need opportunity. Alden is giving it to them. Don’t expect crime to decrease on his watch. In fact don’t expect anything good from him, he’s too busy working on his 2021 re-election strategy and doesn’t want to be disturbed.

  3. Anonymous says:

    What do we expected when the hardest thing you have to do to join the RCIPS is run a mile in under 12 minutes!?

    http://www.rcips.ky/ad/local-constable-job-advertisement.pdf

    The above link takes you to a job ad posted by the RCIPS. Take a look at what’s required. Should we not hold officers of the law to higher standards? 3 CXC exam passes, really!? Why is there no Police Academy here to help the officers that barely fit the criteria better trained and educated? Good example of incompetence and why officers of the law should be held to higher standards, is the below link.

    https://www.caymancompass.com/2017/06/19/judge-chastises-police-over-interview-without-lawyer/

    This is not rocket science people! How can the public expect RCIPS to perform at the professional level of other jurisdiction’s law enforcement, when we are accepting the rejects of other jurisdictions?

    • Anonymous says:

      lmao!!! the requirement isnt even to run a mile in 12minutes anymore?
      its a ‘Bleep test’ …. basically running a few suicides aka shuttles.? so sad.

    • Anonymous says:

      We have hundreds of menial-pay mentally-inadequate officers when we probably only need 75-100 at a higher pay-grade with brains enough to discern patterns we can all see, willing to patrol a community beat, and show up to anticipate and record evidence that removes our bad guys from the free population. Police response time, particularly in our “most precious” SMB corridor is still >30 minutes even during daylight hours. What could be more criminally permissive than that reality? RCIPS non-performance and a criminally-tolerant, silent witnessing public embolden successive generations of our worst elements – most of which is homegrown.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Why not mention that they were both seen to have guns as they ran so they are both armed and dangerous.

  5. Anonymous says:

    When will we start a program of quotas for how many people allowed from a country that is known for corruption and crime? How about basing it on percentages to how big the populations of people from their country? In other words smaller country less people.

    • Anonymous says:

      How does that stop the illegal canoe coming in at night to offload then go back where it came from? As long as people in Cayman want ganja they’re going to get it from the nearest source…Jamaica. Your solution doesn’t solve anything.

    • Anonymous says:

      There already are birth nationality and career discrimination criteria as part of the points awarded to permit/residence applications. Complaints about insufficient entrenched xenophobia, or foreigner-linked criminal propensity, are statistically ill-founded since the unfortunate reality is that the majority of Northward occupants were born in Cayman to Cayman parents. If you want to get mad about “the ones that squeak through to PR/Naturalisation and Status”, focus on the suspension of the PR application process, the delay of which has allowed even very marginal applicants sufficient time to achieve an enforceable 10 year ECHR residency claim. A minority of the 1000+ households probably should have been rejected promptly and sent home years ago. We will all have to live with the untabulated financial and social consequences of this regime’s political imprudence.

  6. BeumontZodecloun says:

    I truly believe that Caymanians should vote on a referendum to legalise ganja. The government should grow it, tax and sell it. People that want it are going to get it. Most people who use it are productive members of society.

    Let us join the 21st Century. Our coffers need stocking. Win-win.

    • Peace, love, respect. says:

      Spot on. Many people view the plant as the devil’s lettuce ever since the days that the paper industry pushed to make hemp / marijuana illegal to remove a competitor.

      These days, we recognize the medical benefits, allow people to walk in the streets with more harmful tobacco, allow people to drink until they throw up, but refuse to legalize and regulate a natural plant.

      The prohibition of alcohol in the early 1900s was a disaster and created wealthy criminals who controlled the black market.

      Legalize the cannabis plant, sell licenses to grow it, collect revenues on taxes, spend less on filling northward, spend less on helicopter / police raids, give the people what they want. They will get it one was or another – why not take the profit away from the black market and reduce their incentives to bring in illegal canoes?

      Like you said, many hard working people go home at the end of the day and prefer to wind down with a lil spliff to calm the stress. Nothing wrong with that.

      “but look at those lazy weedheads that won’t get a job!” People think that the herb makes you into a lazy and dumb person, no Bobo, those stereotypical “weedheads” give that image cause that’s the type of person they are. If not the herb, it would be alcohol or something else. Barack Obama smoked weed, did it screw him up?

      • Anonymous says:

        Knowing things are illegal and doing them anyway is really the crux of the Cayman Islands crime and witness problem. Many complain about escalating crime but are too stoned to see the irony of how and why these things arrived here.

  7. Anonymous says:

    “Fleeing” from the police happens almost daily. Time the Commissioner embarked on fitness campaign for some of his rolly poly’s.

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