RCIPS chopper flies to TCI to tackle gang trouble

| 06/09/2022 | 18 Comments
  • Cayman News Service
  • Cayman News Service

(CNS): The police helicopter has once again been deployed to the Turks and Caicos Islands following a significant spike in gang-related violent crime resulting in four deaths over the weekend. The governor’s office said that the TCI government had asked Cayman to deploy a chopper from the RCIPS Air Operations Unit to provide them with overnight aerial surveillance of the most badly affected areas. The hope is that its presence will act as a deterrent to any further escalation in violence and, ultimately, save lives.

Governor Martyn Roper discussed this request with Premier Wayne Panton and Police Commissioner Derek Byrne and all agreed that Cayman should do everything possible to help another British Overseas Territory in need. The helicopter and crew left Cayman Monday evening for the deployment.

“We are very lucky to have our Air Operations Unit and the team there, ably led by Inspector Neil Mohammed, who were keen to help support law and order in TCI,” the governor said. “I want to thank them for responding so quickly to this call for help and thank those who will be leaving their families to take on this very important role. Our two state-of-the-art police helicopters are an outstanding asset to our Islands and the region. Our remaining helicopter is fully operational and will be able to respond to any requirements on our Islands.”

The premier said he was pleased Cayman can be of assistance to a fellow BOT. “We have a proud record of supporting our brothers and sisters in the region and we are pleased to be in a position to do so,” he said.

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  1. D. Truth says:

    I tried a few illegal drugs and I didn’t like them……………. I’m glad.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Look after our own first

  3. Anonymous says:

    So, who is paying for this?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Don’t forget the robbery on finch drive.

    • Anonymous says:

      Notoriously corrupt at all levels, T&C now adding crime and gang violence to it’s resume.
      Talk about shooting yourself in the foot…Idiots.

  5. Forman says:

    Ok meanwhile jamaica ganja comes with tons of Colombian coke and guns – from jam too.

    Comes here all in boats. Imagine that while eating your heritage day supper.

    • Anonymous says:

      “Tons…?” While crime and violence is very bad, I suspect your statement is a bit over-inflated. Maybe you are hitting your bong a little early.

      • Anonymous says:

        Really 10:100am, you should google a local called Bryce Merren….involved shipping containers and TONS of cocaine….the DAE don’t get involved otherwise but lets move on from the one instance when he was caught.

        Caribbean Ports are conduits and always have been; why do you think you have to be a friend of a friend to get a job there?

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s all part of the heritage! Embrace it or erase it?

  6. Anonymous says:

    So how are canoes getting in and out the island? As murderers showing up on dump road…according to news they musta came by canoe?

  7. Anonymous says:

    We had two overdoses in the past few weeks. We dont need it here???? Drugs flowing like water. Lol make it make sense.


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