Merren awaiting release at HMP Northward

| 22/06/2019 | 62 Comments
Cayman News Service
Bryce Merren

(CNS): Local businessman Bryce Merren, who was caught in a US bust five years ago, is back in Cayman. Following his conviction in 2014 for conspiracy to supply around 200kg of cocaine, he was sentenced to nine years in jail but he has returned home to serve what remains of his prison term at HMP Northward. The 52-year-old Caymanian is already eligible for parole and is now awaiting a hearing that could see him released in a few months.

Merren was arrested in Puerto Rico following the bust but served most of his prison time in Georgia. He came back to Cayman last week on a Cayman Airways flight under a treaty between the UK and the US.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    the most valuable thing on this earth is TIME and Health……..hope he reflects on what he was trying to do…

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  2. Anonymous says:

    I suppose he is eligible for a seafarers pension now?

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  3. Anonymous says:

    He has not finished running his mouth….as always.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Anyone see the photo of him on the plane? In business class, no handcuffs, grinning his head off. WTF.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Celebrating the return of a drug dealer. The hell wrong with unna?? Cayman this is the face of your drugs problem. Celebrate that. SMH

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  6. Anonymous says:

    And when he gets out the feds are going to have him under 24/7 surveillance working to catch the rest of the gang he’s in with here. Forget any jurisdictional issues, he’s a target for life now as far as the USA is concerned.

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    • Anonymous says:

      He has also been granted ‘Persona non Grata’ status as far as any future entering the U.S. as a convicted felon. Bryce’s trip from Atlanta was one-way. I am sure they will monitor though , once any parole is granted.

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  7. Anonymous says:

    he tried to destroy our youth in the name of greed…to the gallows oye maitties!!😮

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Complexion for the protection.

    No?

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  9. tagcayman says:

    the best part is, he was never CHARGED with a crime in Cayman. It clearly was not the guys first time to the money laundering rodeo… but yet, nothing happens to him here. Strange how that works.

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  10. Anonymous says:

    The island and all the laws her are unfortunately a joke. This man committed crimes worthy of life imprisonment and is going to be freed after a miniscule sentence. As usual the Cayman Islands sees fit to reward those who commit the big crimes and let the little fish stay in jail.
    Make an example.
    Keep him in for as long as you can.

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  11. Dan Tanna says:

    Bryce for Premier????? cant be any worse than this unity curse!

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  12. Anonymous says:

    Welcome back Mon. Let’s get some rums going!

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  13. Anonymous says:

    So in our antiquated ways, dozens of young Caymanian men locked up for a little spliff of cannabis while this coke kingpin gets a standing oviatiation upon his return home.

    Cannabis is 1000x safer. Stop ruining lives over it.

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  14. Anonymous says:

    Another of Cayman’s elite graduates from Northward. Guessing there will be a big party with Canover, Webb (via Skype), and maybe a pre-freshman former MLA.

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  15. Dopeland manics says:

    Welcome back bra,your only crime was you got caught ! Many have built their little empire and fiedoms here on that very business, in the good old days and many of those so call wealthy righteous and their spawn here are living of its interest still. No worries your folk hero status is now established just like,the rest of the new pirates and friendly users that have drifted here from elsewhere.Make yourself right at home Brycey some here now who are established leaders in the community and financial world have eclipsed your exploits and are responsible for worse things than that!!

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  16. Tequila Runner says:

    Let him talk and see what happens to some of your high govt &political darlings and men about town eh ! I can tell some are not sleeping well in the last couple days unnah better get him out quit before tings ya leak out and get outta hand right ya so and elsewhere?. Aaah bwoy some a dem a fret and swet seem time! Inna dis ya place star!

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    • Anonymous says:

      That plea window closed years ago. You don’t plea for parole – I suspect in the Cayman Islands, insulating your corrupt network, and political elite, who surely had a hand in arranging this extraordinary international prisoner transfer, is the “good behavior” the parole board will value most.

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  17. Anonymous says:

    Leave him where he belongs. Rotting in prison. And stop referring to him as “local businessman”. Convicted felon is more appropriate.

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  18. Anonymous says:

    Hopefully all future Bryce Merren news articles will be about his being a positive influence in the Cayman Islands.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Inspiring young entrepreneurs to sell narcotics? I don’t get it.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Positive influence ?? Give the media something positive to report on then, and they’ll do just that! Come on here trolling with that statement lol

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      • Anonymous says:

        I was hopeful that he might have learned the error of his ways. Now that he has a prison stretch under his belt he will be on every law enforcement’s radar anyway.

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        • Anonymous says:

          that means very little, all drug dealers are known on this small rock and yet there is still unfettered access to any drug your heart desire.

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  19. A. Pontificator says:

    When people are greedy, sometimes they do stupid things…… and sometimes they get caught!

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  20. Anonymous says:

    Perhaps he can become part of government now

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  21. Anonymous says:

    He should have stayed where he was. He will be back doing the same thing and he will be welcome back by his high friends. Only thing now they will be more careful

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  22. Anonymous says:

    Crime dose not pay guys, let this be a lesson to everyone ! Bracka.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Where do you live? Crime built this place and most of the fortunes.

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      • Anonymous says:

        What an insulting thing to state on a public forum, particularly to all the hard-working, law abiding Caymanians. Do you have information and evidence to back up your ridiculous statement? Are you trying to say most Caymanians are criminals?

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      • Anonymous says:

        Caymanians leaving these Islands to work in the maritime industry many decades ago, sending their money home, is what built the Cayman Islands. Not imported financial services wannabees and the crime that came with them. Go read and learn something factual before uttering more nonsensical foolishness.

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        • Anonymous says:

          1:56 pm, you are 100% right.

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        • Anon says:

          1.56pm So Bryce Merren is a victim of your imported wannabees, doing his best to build the Cayman Islands by sending his drug profits home to build these islands. What he has done is FACT, what you say is FICTION.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Nope Bryce is a perfect example of a modern day monkey see, monkey do. Some just can’t resist the temptation. Still doesn’t divert away from the fact that with the increase in financial services industry came an increase in financial crime. But yeah you right , “expats” have nothing to do with it lol.

        • Anonymous says:

          Factual? When you just make stuff up because you like to believe it. Do you really think our economy was built from the non union used wages paid to our merchant seaman? That kept people fed sure – but the economy boomed when financial services were introduced and which still supply 2/3rds of our GDP.

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    • Anonymous says:

      4:06 am , crime does pay in the Brac if u have the right connections

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  23. Say it like it is says:

    I see absolutely no grounds for releasing him early, if the parole board does it’s duty he should serve his full sentence.

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  24. Anonymous says:

    There is so much more to this story, not least of which, the implied direct personal connection to senior regional distribution channels. One would have to be fairly well placed the “food chain” to contract to procure and deliver a $100mln takeout order on request like this. No other questioning, demands, or arrests?!

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    • Anonymous says:

      If you truly know something, step up and let the authorities know. Otherwise, it’s just a cool cryptic story.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Tony Montana grade deal-making, especially in an opening inaugural context, comes with very high stakes for both dealmaker and their extended family members. I doubt Merren would have placed that bet without (a) knowing the stakes for non-delivery, and (b) having specific people in mind to deliver goods and launder proceeds, again, see (a).

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    • Anonymous says:

      If he had direct connections he would not have had to deal with the FBI undercovers.

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      • Anonymous says:

        The FBI were (thankfully) artificial demand side, but he seemed to be sufficiently confident in his supply side to agree a $100mln blind opening order, with full money laundering press and fold service. Are we going to bother to ask who in Cayman were connected and proficient to assist with all of that? Would he have risked his life and family’s lives by faking this capacity?

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      • Anonymous says:

        That is BS 7:33 am. I’m pretty sure as a “local businessman” he was merely trying to diversify and expand. Go big or stay home.

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    • Anonymous says:

      This man was railroaded!

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  25. Anonymous says:

    We want Jeff!

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    • Anonymous says:

      Everyone deserves a chance. The Merren’s family did good and still doing good for the cayman islands. Bryce still have some of his good ways. Stop tearing down our own people. While other nationalities come to the cayman islands and they are making their own villages amongst us.

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      • U r part of the problem says:

        No. This is a grown man who is fully aware what he was doing and the repercussions of his actions. I don’t care who his family is. Caymanians need to start taking responsibility for their own actions. If he was really a talented businessman he could have found other creative ways to generate income without trafficking coke. Foh with that pity party bs. #bornya

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      • Anonymous says:

        Yes, thy deserve a chance when they have made wrong choices in life that led to bad ends. But not when the crime was planned for weeks or months beforehand and never once during those weeks or months did this useless POS stop to think that he would be directly responsible for adding to the horror that is drug addiction, or that perhaps even people who had never used cocaine before would begin the journey on a road to hell because he wanted to make money, although he was already stupid rich. He got exactly what he deserved. He was always a spoiled shit who thought his sh** did not stink. These hypocritical people all welcoming him home like he is some kind of god or something. All of them make me sick. Every single one of you supporting this “Brycey” (for f***s sake) should be ashamed of yourselves. He helps kill people’s children. He and all like him destroy lives, shatter marriages and families, cause women to sell their children to grown men for a rock of crack. He and all like him are responsible for every single rape, beating, stabbing and all other kinds of abuse of people who are addicted to cocaine. Useless bastard. He only happened to get caught this time. All of you talking about “mistake”. Make me sick. A pre-planned murder is a first degree felony, as it should be. This was no different that premeditated murder . He and all that support him are what is wrong with this world today. All unna complain about how shitty the world is, look at yourselves.

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      • kbb says:

        Sorry but wrong is wrong. Doing good does not cancel out doing bad and if those drugs were disturbed he would be the cause of so much hurt and heartache. Stop feeling sorry for people who certainly know better. Silver spoon in his mouth is his problem.

        • Anonymous says:

          All Caymanians should Shun him. Only say Good morning or good evening and don ‘t have no more to say to him, period, think of all the young people he was trying to ruin.

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