750lbs of ganja found on West Bay beach

| 23/07/2020 | 41 Comments
Cayman News Service
Conch Pointe Beach

(CNS): Thirty packages containing around 750lbs of ganja were found yesterday on a beach on the north shore in West Bay. Police said officers on patrol in the district recovered the contraband on a beach off Conch Point Road on Wednesday, 22 July.

It is not clear if it was the officers who found the packages or if they were alerted by members of the public. Investigations are now underway into the origin of the packages, police said.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Outlaw the killer drugs alcohol and tobacco, keep ganja criminalized!.

    If the drug ganja is decriminalized for nonprescription use then why not cocaine, heroin, etc.?

    • Anonymous says:

      Apples to rocks. No comparison. Cocaine and heroin are often extracted with dangerous chemicals like gasoline. Even if they could be synthesized in a clean matter, they are proven to be extremely more addictive than weed. Weed is about as addictive as quitting soda – psychological. Those drugs come with physical withdrawal.

      I can quit smoking weed cold turkey just fine. Had to for a couple months while looking for a new job.

      It was absolute hell in comparison to quit smoking tobacco. Listen, if you don’t like drinking alcohol and what not, don’t drink.

      Prohibition of alcohol made al capone a billionaire in 1920. Learn from our mistakes.

  2. Naya Boy says:

    The trouble with Cayman so called elite anon 142pm is their very Colourful history of how they acquired such wealth or SEED Money to get this status???? But seldom few will talk of each other for fear of their own troubling past be exposed for all to see. So some let the sleeping Lion snore!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Legalize it. It’s time. It is for the people to choose.

    • Anonymous says:

      cayman is probably the only place in the world where it is not decriminalized or even considering legalization…hilarious

    • Anonymous says:

      If we can allow alcohol and tobacco, don’t see why we can’t allow the herb. Maybe more people will stay home and relax with a bag of doritos instead of driving drunk. No, there’s no evidence to say driving high is anywhere near as dangerous as drunk driving and most studies speak of combining the two. You can combine legal sleeping tablets with wine like a judge did a year ago and still get a dui charge.

      • Anonymous says:

        Outlaw the killer drugs alcohol and tobacco, keep ganja criminalized!.

        If the drug ganja is decriminalized for nonprescription use then why not cocaine, heroin, etc.?

        • Anonymous says:

          Kinda like why ibuprofen is legal and proven to be safe to administer over the counter while morphine would result in an overdose and physical addiction.

          No one in history has overdosed on Cannabis. You’re trying to make a drug comparable to Tylenol look like crude heroin. I bet you have zero personal experience too!

  4. Advocate for nurturing mental health says:

    A gentle reminder of the danger of the ganja boats:


    • Anonymous says:

      More reason to kill their cash cow by legalizing recreational use and growing.

      If weed could be locally grown, there would be no financial incentive to risk being caught smuggling guns in international waters!

      • Anonymous says:

        It doesn’t necessarily work that way, especially in corrupt countries. Just ask Canada. Legalisation effectively liberalized public attitudes, but it also legitimized established cartel enterprises, giving them front door access to the international payments system, while they retained and deepened market share from a dominant position – undermining all the taxation ambitions, undercutting most of the TSX-listed green gold companies, and prerequisite political rationale. Illegal importation of guns, cocaine, and humans would expand here under the legitimized cover of ganja shipments through the established corridors from Jamaica/Western Carib and Guyana. We should decriminalize small personal possession quantities, with punitive fines, so that criminal arrest records don’t plague Cayman’s youth forever. Keep the rest the same.

        • Anonymous says:

          That’s Canada and their situation. Let’s talk about Cayman.

          How do you think the money gets sent off to Jamaica to initiate a shipment to Cayman? They just fly it by stork? It’s already sent through “legitimized international” money transfer businesses and wires.

          Direct taxation never was a part of Cayman culture and I can tell you’re probably a Canadian expat who got salty that it was legalized in your home country.

          “Illegal importation of guns,… legitimized cover of ganja shipments” – see, as someone who supports a local ganja grower and knows how established the scene is here, I can tell you’re talking out your arse. Legalize growing here and you’d never see another boat with brown ganja on it coming here ever again. Locally grown cannabis is magnitudes better quality than field grown Jamaican weed.

  5. Big Wheels and Big Deals says:

    Weed is not problem it is what comes with it now Guns illegals and Covid 19 real threats and coast unprotected and Influence peddlers now talking about DRONE program $$$$$$$ and courting govt big spenders and 20% takers What next ???

    • Anonymous says:

      Small fixed-wing drones would be cheaper to operate, with longer loiter period, and wider aerial supervised coverage area than what we are doing now – and they would identify targets for water intercept. Meanwhile, our two helicopters are flying all over the Caribbean to patrol other countries and shuttle VIPs around, and we’re creating a floating coast guard to randomly happen upon an interception. What we are doing now is all window dressing and vanity without substance…by design it seems.

      • Anonymous says:

        You must be so fun at parties.

      • Anonymous says:

        Good tools are just toys to the kids that operate them with little to no training. Skill, experience and training are not allowed to interfere with the Caymanian way of getting things done (or Caymanians paid.) This will not change in your lifetime.

  6. Anonymous says:

    No doubt a vessel that could have easily been detect by some sort of radar and resources could be dispatched to intercept it and stop this illegal guns drugs and people with Covid 19 from entering our jurisdiction. But no we too busy wasting money fighting civil unions and environmental damaging projects and catapulting Covid 19 to come to Cayman .please protect our borders Cayman .

  7. Cayman Real Blacklist dynamic says:

    In a recent discussion with a couple of Jamaican friends ,they identified a number of serious criminals including murderers here in Cayman. They questioned me about the process here that they have gone through to obtain work here legally and cannot understand how come we allow these type of people to come and stay and work here .Yet our Jamaicanized police service cannot identify and locate such persons in the community and have them arrested and removed from our shores. I explained to my friends that unfortunately illegal drugs nor Jamaicans are not the only threat now facing these islands we have several other threats like Covid 19 and other very dangerous foreign criminals in and amongst us now too and it would appear that immigration personnel allocated to investigate this is woefully inadequate and we now have laws and some judicial officials playing house with our safety and security. Cayman we need to protect or borders from all threats now, but It must be a cost effective solution that doesn’t overwhelm our economy and enrich and allow unscrupulous government officials and their greedy political associates to enrich and take advantage of this situation. However there are too much drug& guns and criminals from overseas who are getting into Cayman and our government are only concerned with their own safety and security and immigration fees to pay their exorbitant salaries. Those persons presence here no doubt are clearly driving other illegal activities and criminal enterprises something our idiotic and greedy political apparatus fails to comprehend or grasp. Those convicted of crimes here and overseas need to deported immediately! Stop wasting time and money in our courts.

    • Anonymous says:

      Cayman’s elite have not been overly receptive to long-standing offers of assistance/collaboration from foreign governments spending billions on legitimate state-of-the-art interdiction efforts around this part of the Western Caribbean. Why is that, we might ask? Why aren’t we hosting their interdiction hardware every night at our airport for free? The answer seems to be: we don’t really want it here, or at least not for very long…move along. The sum-total of last month’s Royal Navy collaborative training exercise was about 24 hrs.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Make Caymanians get a chance at growing it…not foruiners in Cayman though.

    • Anonymous says:

      Hey potnas,

      Ya’ll need more lucrative changes for them Cayman people to “catapult” ahead in their own country..like Mr Moses said hehe…

      Some folk arrive here and have no inherent desire to intermingle with the warm local populus just trading soul/TIME for money and vanity.

      Its sad to see they strip the locals of opportunities in vagueness of so called professionalism or lack of education, experience, or thereof…POOR excuses for lack of local succession planning??

      Some day I hope things are in favor of you warm locals down there in the Caribbean as it hasnt been since colonialism surely long ago.

      May God bless y’all
      Malcolm Luther Garvey

    • Anonymous says:

      But we all know who they’d hire for cheap wages to actually do the work….

  9. Anonymous says:

    At this point it’s time to allow personal consumption and grow in the own back yard. If the government is looking for another economy boost, allow persons to purchase grow licenses, and force them to renew every year. $500 license, grow up to 6 plants. I for one wouldn’t mind paying the fee. Few years down the road allow limited persons to sell. But this plan would cut police work in half so that won’t stop

  10. Juniper says:

    AHHH..!! Is that where I left it?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Just legalize and tax it FFS. Gainful employment, crime down, no need to Import it along with the guns and the drugs. Problem solved.

    • Steven says:

      crime down .. YEAH … people will be high working
      and smuggling will continue …

      look at the USA .. you will not be able to grow enough to support Caymanians

      • Anonymous says:

        I show up to work sober every day and relax by rolling one after work.

        Stop generalizing based off of your opinion.

    • Anonymous says:

      Charge tourists double the sales tax like how they do me when I used to fly out to legal states.

      My brother does tours to Stingray city and half the time the guests asked if they could buy a spliff for the ride back.

  12. round and round in circles we go says:

    Better service than DHL, FEDEX or UPS at the moment!

  13. Anonymous says:

    These officers don’t understand that so much is imported that one individual bust or even several does not affect the smoking habits of users. By the time your stash runs out, more has arrived. Sometimes there are short periods where you can’t find anything but only if you don’t look hard enough. This is a pointless, never-ending endeavour.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yup, my guy said fresh green reach yesterday so this was probably only one out of x loads. The market is restocked.

      Busts only increase their profit margins too because they put aside herb for drought times when supply is low and demand is high. You think they fool?

      Pay $50-100 USD a pound and flip it here for $1000-2000 KYD a pound when it reaches. The profit you make, your rastas can get caught 15 times with 750 lbs each time before you start losing.

      Friggin lucrative black market going on here, and instead of killing it by regulating it like tobacco they continue to throw money at a failed war on a medically prescribed plant!

    • Anonymous says:

      Thumbs up from a non-smoker! The war on drugs is a waste of time. We are locking up our Caymanian men and destroying families for no reason. Legalize growing marijuana for personal consumption and do it now!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Cops getting out of their cars, how funny.

  15. Anonymous says:

    But I sent 50 packages….

  16. Anonymous says:

    Elvis McKeever was right…the weed will continue to find its way here…

  17. Anonymous says:

    Eh.. I prefer my herb locally grown over the brown garbage they import for a few dollar per pound anyway. Rather support the local farmer instead of drug lords who also bring guns.

    When we legalizing it?

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