CAL employee admits ganja smuggling in US

| 30/05/2018 | 81 Comments
Cayman News Service

Corey Miller

(CNS): Corey James Miller (29) has pleaded guilty to drug smuggling in a Florida federal court after the Cayman Airways worker was arrested last month at Miami Airport in what is suspected to be a long-running smuggling conspiracy. US court records indicate that Miller, who is from George Town, was arrested at the departure gate along with a second man, who is believed to be an American citizen, after trying to smuggle almost three kilos of ganja in laundry powder boxes in the men’s luggage.

The details of the case were published by US officials last week after Miller appeared in court and made admissions on 18 May. He is expected to be sentenced in June for the conspiracy, which prosecutors say has been going on since January.

Earlier this month customs officers here in Cayman revealed they had also arrested a Cayman Airways employee as well as two of its own customs officers in connection with a drug conspiracy. While the cases are believed to be related, Collector of Customs Charles Clifford has refused to comment further on that case as investigations are continuing.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    This breaks my heart. These people are men by law, but boys by mind.

    It’s about greed, recklessness, and no conscience about consequences.

    This sir knew what was getting into, but he chose money to depict his awful fate.

    I’m sure he has family that are now devastated. If you know anyone you love that is dealing with ganja, STOP THEM WHILE U CAN!!! </3

  2. Anonymous says:

    Fish Dat !

  3. Anonymous says:

    He is an idiot! Enjoy your stay!

  4. Jay kay says:

    wow 1st time I eva heard about 3 Kilos of Ganja I wonder how much kilos of Laundry detergent was taken as well you could atleast give the man he powder soap. after all he the laundry needs to be done!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I said it before and I’ll say it again, LOVE DI PPL DEM HERB! You nuh see it a cure cancer!? Ya’ll some mad haters lol

    • Anonymous says:

      If you are using the term i think you meant it is actually “Low (allow) di people dem herb”

  6. Strain Hunter says:

    It’s a very strange thing when you make nature ILLEGAL. I am tired of hearing how bad Marijuana is from people that have never smoked it. Marijuana is the meditation and medication for the nation! When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself. Corey J. Miller, God Bless your beautiful soul. Positive mindset = positive outcome!

    • Tell it like it is says:

      Sorry but the Feds don’t see it that way.
      Smuggling up to the Feds = Joint Time! No puns intended.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Perhaps you are one of those that slipped through at ORIA…..just asking. Sometimes they miss dem, most times they catch dem. Why be so negative?

  8. 10 sails EE says:

    America will be the world biggest exporter of drugs before Donald Trump leaves office that why he wants a border wall and soldiers at the border to keep it lock tight, so the drug lords has to use the Caribbean

    • West Bay Premier says:

      10 Sails EE , You have every thing 100% wrong including the comment . President Trump aims and efforts are to keep it out of the Country. It is Nancy Polosy , Chuck Schomer and you Democrats that want to keep the gangs and drugs coming in and open borders . Stay on the wreck of 10 sails .

      • SSM345 says:

        Yeah that’s it; Donald Trump will keep something out a country that’s been on Earth since it came into existence by building a wall……..that will keep out submarines, drones, airplanes, helicopters, tunnels, boats, FedEx, DHL, Colorado, California and Washington State . You clearly smoking it too. If the last 30yrs are not black and white on the war on drugs and if it will ever end then I don’t know what is. If there’s demand; there will always be supply. Economics 101.

    • Anonymous says:

      Specifically the CIA. They run the drug game.

      • West Bay Premier says:

        You didn’t know that President Trump just got his new head of CIA approved and she is very tuff , and she is a professional waterboarder . So don’t talk terrorism and drugs around her if you don’t want to get waterboard .

  9. Hehe says:

    Quick everyone disown him lmao ,

  10. Anonymous says:

    We can’t seem to agree on where he is from, but there shouldn’t be any doubt about where he is for the next several years.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I swear reading CNS sometimes is like watching that show “worlds dumbest criminals”. We got a lot of really crap criminals and drug dealers. No wonder they can’t get proper jobs.

  12. Say it like it is says:

    He has probably been doing it for a long time, but we need the Amricans to catch him, it would never happen at Owen Roberts.

  13. Edgar A. Poe says:

    He is from EE.

  14. West Bay Premier says:

    I am Caymanian , but I am ashame of what some of my people have turned out to be . I never thought I’d every see the day where you could put some of us in a life time career and blow it because of greed and stupidity .
    But this one would learn in the US Federal Court and prison a very hard lesson , and learn to have respect for your job and career. AMEN .

  15. Anonymous says:

    Guess we’ll all just ignore the medicinal marijuana being shipped in.

    • Anonymous says:

      Too much dirty greed in govt they want lock down medical herbs

    • Anonymous says:

      What is your point? The international export/import of medicinal cannabis has to be sanction by the appropriate regulatory bodies of each country that is involved. If you do not go about it the right way, then its considered drug smuggling. The same would have happened if he got caught with prescription drugs for which he had no prescription for.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Gain – Now with a bonus 10 years in prison!

  17. Anonymous says:

    I agree, we need to accept that our own are also heavily involved with helping to destroy our islands.

    Hard and long time served would be good and then charge him when ‘conspiracy to import’ when he returns!

    A Caymanian

    • Professor Rastaman says:

      I mean I fully agree with you that corruption in government is destruction of a country – period.. But importing a medicinal plant is far from destroying us. If that were nicotine laced cigarettes, all they’d say is mek sure you pay your duty. Why can’t we just tax marijuana the same way? Fun fact: by weight, nicotine is a more addictive drug than heroine. Yet, fully legal.

      • Anonymous says:

        And that makes marijuana a good thing how?

      • Anonymous says:

        You have a point that cannabis is harmless and there are far more harmful legal substances out there, but it is still illegal and there is due process when it comes to the importation of controlled substances. You think the Federal Gov. cares that you think the plant is harmless?

  18. Anonymous says:

    Customs mess…slowest and worst civil serv dept around

  19. Anonymous says:

    U.S. Federal Prison soon come. Stupid or Greedy?

  20. Bertie :B says:

    In Big trouble now man , they don’t mess around with this crap in America ,Just having the word conspiracy added to your charges means they are gonna hit you for hard time .

    • Anonymous says:

      When the American is caught with ammo and guns, what happens to them? Our smart asses give them a tap on the wrist and send them on their jolly way. Not so in the USA.

      • Anonymous says:

        I hope all of Cayman judicial system can see how pathetic they are when holding wealthy foreigners accountable for their crimes.

        CNS, it would be nice to see some stats on how many foreign criminal have absconded and have still not answered to charges.

  21. Relieved says:

    Well I am relieved that he is not from Jamaica. I am tired of Jamaicans being labeled as Drug Pushers.

    • Anonymous says:

      Don’t type so fast, Caymanians will find a way to blame Jamaican’s for the actions of this Caymanian. You just wait and see.



      • Anonymous says:

        Yes, it is the Jam man dem fault! The herb they grow is no longer good enough, so the Caymanian had to resort to bring it in from foreign!


        The above is just for laughs……

    • Anon says:

      Just wait…early days yet.

    • Anonymous says:

      But they are. But as I always say whenever there a drug bust you will find both Jamaicans and caymanisns involved.

    • Anonymous says:

      All the herbs back a yard

  22. Anonymous says:

    He’s not from G.T.

    He’s from E.E.

    • Anonymous says:


    • Anonymous says:

      Like it even matters which district he’s from. He’s CAYMANIAN.

    • No State Citizen says:

      What difference does that make?
      Perhaps CNS should just write that he is a resident of the Cayman Islands because whenever things happen, people are always quick to point out that “they are an expatriate” or “they are not from Cayman” or “they are Jamaican”
      The point is that the man was caught smuggling drugs and he admitted to it.
      Does it really matter if he is from EE, GT, BT, WB, NS, Cayman Brac or Little Cayman?

      • Anon says:

        Yes, it does matter as apparently it is expats bringing the crime. Which obviously is not the case.

      • Anonymous says:

        30/ 2;39 – Yes it matters in these small Islands. There is a difference between he/she is a resident of, or from any given district. Also note when it is a resident ( work permit/PR ) they seldom say where they are from. Oh, forgot that is discrimination. Glad they are caught now get the others, previous P. Chief said you know who they are.

      • Hustle simmons says:

        The federal US court won’t really care what district he’s from, could have arrived from mars and they will still treat him the same as someone from Miami.

    • Anonymous says:

      How does anyone know he is Caymanian? The last time i checked no one knows who is truly Caymanian or not? LOL

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