Cops find 400lbs ganja on boat off Grand Cayman

| 14/09/2019
Cayman News Service
Drugs recovered 14 September 2019

(CNS) UPDATED MONDAY: The 34-year-old man from West Bay and 35-year-old man from George Town arrested early Saturday morning have both been charged with importing and possessing ganja with intent to supply. The men were netted by the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit which found around 400lbs ganja, with an estimated street value of CI$400,000, aboard the boat they were on after a short chase at sea when the suspect smugglers tried to escape the marine cops. The men were expected in court Monday.

The police said that just after 6:20am on Saturday, 14 September, the Joint Marine Unit vessel, the MV M.Luke, and the police helicopter were conducting maritime boarder patrols on the northeast coast of Grand Cayman when they came across a vessel with two men onboard.

When the captain of the vessel caught sight of the MV M.Luke, the boat sped off in the opposite direction, but the JMU chased after it with emergency lights and sirens on, and soon caught up with it. The officers searched the vessel and found eight large bags filled with packages containing ganja.

Both men were arrested on suspicion of importation of ganja and other related offenses. Police said they remain police in custody pending further investigations.

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