Police hunt smugglers after finding major ganja haul

| 11/01/2022 | 33 Comments
Photo courtesy of @XRayOneCayman

(CNS): The RCIPS is looking for members of a smuggling gang after they recovered an undisclosed quantity of ganja, described only as “large”, in Beach Bay, Bodden Town, last weekend. The police said they were unable to reveal the weight at this stage in the investigation, which began in the early morning hours of Saturday when the Air Operations Unit spotted suspicious activity while on patrol.

Officers on the ground went to the location and found two vehicles in the area. During a search of these vehicles the ganja was recovered, but despite an extensive search of the area, the suspects spotted by the helicopter crew were nowhere to be seen, having fled the location on foot.

“Based on the hostile terrain and ironshore, it is possible that some of these persons might have been injured,” police said.

The police are encouraging anyone with information to call the George Town Police Station at 949-4222.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    They should share with everyone on the island, lol.

    • Anonymous says:

      12 @ 4:05 pm – Yes, I saw this on Jimmy Kimmel last night. Don’t be so sure though, I have friends who smoke weed daily and still got covid – had very mild symptoms though (Omicron?).

      Not sure I’d bet my health on it.

    • Anonymous says:

      With black coffee. They go together

  2. Anonymous says:

    This place is becoming more and more like Little Kingston everyday.

    Won’t be long now, folks. Great while it lasted. Smh.

  3. Anonymous says:

    While we wait to hear more about this ‘large’ haul, what’s the latest on the investigation of the ‘large’ haul taken from the station?

  4. Anonymous says:

    We all know why they can’t disclose the weight just yet.

    • Anonymous says:

      12 @ 9:54 am – Reminds me of a case I attended in Court some years ago. A Jamaican appeared before the Court for smuggling cocaine. During the proceedings, the Bailiff was presented with the cocaine as evidence.

      The charge was read and the accused was asked to plead:

      “Guilty, your Honour but I like a word to the Court”
      “Yes, what would you like to say?”
      “Your Honour, it was way more coke dan dat! Whey the ress a it?”

      The Courtroom and His Honour erupted in laughter!

      But it’s no joke!!

      • Anonymous says:

        Can you put the date and courtroom that you attended and heard this? i would love to read the actual file and news reports of that day and will look for it with that information. Much appreciated, I will look for your response to follow this requested post.

        • Anonymous says:

          13 @ 12:36pm – Feel free to scour the records for sometime in the late 1970s or early 1980s – perhaps Judge Tyson’s or Judge Shaw’s or Judge Hercules’ Courts, or some visiting Judge! There you go!

          Idle troll!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Pass the ganja law, divert resources to more important crimes like the murder at dump bar or the unfortunate sexual assault in South Sound.

    Maybe then the rcips can get these criminals prosecuted instead of mistakenly arresting innocent people.

    Murderers and rapist roaming the streets but yet they worried about weed.

    • Anonymous says:

      They had 4 officers trying to collect speeding fines there yesterday, what hero’s you are.

      Hang your heads in shame, you are not protecting the good people of Cayman, the community or serving the Queen.

      Get out there arresting violent criminals and protect the rest of us, that’s your job. Which idiot is in charge of this cluster F?

      • Anonymous says:

        Wait. Are you seriously complaining about the TRAFFIC unit officers stopping people for TRAFFIC infractions? They’re literally doing their job. Having 4 TRAFFIC officers prosecuting speeders is exactly what they should be doing.

        You want traffic officers out looking for violent criminals instead of stopping drunk motorists, disqualified drivers, speeders etc?

        Ya…that will help improve things on the roads. Great idea, Einstein.

        I think you’re probably just mad because you got caught and have a ticket to pay.

        • Anonymous says:

          Not on that road at 1pm in the afternoon smart arse. South Sound road should be a 40 from Vera to the roundabout.. I live there

          • Anonymous says:

            Make it a 40, cars will all do 50.

            Are you kidding? There are multiple runners, joggers, dog walkers, parents with kids in buggies etc. It would be carnage.

            30 is fine. There is no hurry here ffs!

          • Anonymous says:

            Who cares what YOU think it should be?

            Self entitled much?

            Its not. Deal with it.

          • JR says:

            HAHA…If you live there, you should know it’s VELA and not ‘Vera’.

          • Anonymous says:

            Ladies getting attacked -No Police
            Doing 35 in a 30 – 4 cops

            On the same road you moron

  6. Anonymous says:

    Boooo police, hooray Ganja mon.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Ummm, with functioning systems, how long (beyond three seconds) would it take to link the vehicles to their owners?

    • Anonymous says:

      This is so baffling. I actually giggled when I read that.
      But they don’t even search the owners of abandoned cars so…..

      • Anonymous says:

        Because they are inept and/or incompetent, or worse. There are no more excuses. It is long past time to demand answers and accountability! They are destroying Cayman’s potential.

        RCIP:

        1.Is there a live, constantly updated and searchable database of all vehicles. Yes, or no? If not, why not?

        2. Does the CCTV system work? If not, why not?

        3. Is there an electronic and largely automated ticketing system with fines payable online and even by credit card to avoid having to tie up the court system and your officers in relation to enforcing smaller matters? If not, why not?

        4. Why can we all observe open lawlessness? Where is the deterrence?

        5. Why are expatriate criminals being allowed to remain even after conviction? Have you even read the Immigration Act?

        6. Why do you refuse to investigate let alone prosecute hundreds of cases of theft of pension monies, notwithstanding the fraud and other crimes inherent in such activity?

        7. Does the electronic license plate system work? If not, why not?

        All of these things taken together make it look like they exist by design. It causes some right thinking law abiding members of the public to think badly of you and even that you may be corrupt. Can you please set us straight? WTF is the problem? WTF is the disconnect?

  8. Crime will increase says:

    Robberies and burgarlies will increase now to repay the lost?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Waste of police resources. Hurry and legalize it so we don’t need to smuggle it in and can grow in our own backyard

  10. Anonymous says:

    I’ll donate $10,000 to any charity, for personal use. No point letting it go to waste.

    Unless it’s that’s straw stuff, you can keep it.

    Please Don’t Judge, 2 years of this covid bullshit and the wine doesn’t hit anymore.

  11. Anonymous says:

    They can’t trace the vehicles?

    • Anonymous says:

      No. They cannot. Their systems do not let them. They are ineffectual incompetents who waste funds and resources with impunity. #worldclass.

      • Anonymous says:

        Plates…VINs…they can’t find suspects fleeing on hostile terrain even with their thermal imaging stealth copter hovering on scene? We really should be scratching our heads at all of these well-rehearsed excuses that don’t hold water. The disturbing conclusion is right in front of us, and the press should be demanding comment from the CoP and Gov’s office when they feed us this unpalatable rubbish.

      • Anonymous says:

        They probably can, but just don’t want to, or have agreed not to, while we are fed crap, and spend hundreds of millions on security without asking why. The disconnect between window dressing and enforcement is the reason we are on blacklists.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Will assigned Depts within the RCIP get added for a stipend if it’s legalised ? For now it’s the law but tomorrow everything’s cushty ? – the concept becomes surreal, help 🤯

  13. Anonymous says:

    Someone out a lot of money after losing that ganja to the Police.

    Them yardie boys in Jamrock want they money even if you lost the ganja. They don’t play.

    • Anonymous says:

      The weed is pre-purchased prior to shipment at a rate of about 50-100 USD per lb. The rasta smugglers are expendable.

      Landed, those lbs are flipped for approximately $1600 KYD. Even 3 busted shipments out of 10, these guys are raking in cash.

      Meanwhile, I no longer purchase because I grow my own supply indoors. The argument that legalizing legitimizes the drug lords is so dumb.. I’ll never purchase that smuggled crap ever again. Local weed is 10000x better quality and I KNOW I grow it clean and organically.

      Keeping it illegal does nothing to stop consumption and sales – it only keeps the black market lucrative.

    • Anonymous says:

      Stupid business model. Should just vary the % of profits depending upon successful delivery.

      It’s just a plant.

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