68kg of cocaine washes ashore in one month

| 26/06/2023 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Between 22 May and 21 June, RCIPS officers responded to six reports of people finding packages, each filled with about 1kg of cocaine, that washed ashore on all three Cayman Islands and recovered 68kg in total. Two single packages were found on Little Cayman on 22 and 25 May, and another package washed up on Cayman Brac on 5 June. Then on Monday, 12 June, two separate hauls were found: 18 packages in Bodden Town and 25 on Little Cayman. On Wednesday last week, another 22 packages were found on the shoreline of Cayman Brac.

The RCIPS said that all of the drugs have been seized and are due to be destroyed, but did not say whether or not they believe the haul came from the same source.

The police thanked the members of the public who did the right thing and reported the findings. Urging people to contact 911 immediately if they come across any illegal drugs or goods that appear suspicious, the RCIPS noted that handling such goods places people at risk of criminal liability.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    It wasn’t mean’t for Cayman, we are on the way from Columbia/Venezula to the US, the main market.

  2. Al Catraz says:

    Give everybody one gram and call it a national holiday. Done.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Too much of it running around our streets and not to metnion the brac! Police please watch social media (tiktok mainly) of these gangster girl and boy wannabes

  4. Anonymous says:

    If they are Caymanian, maybe of recent by way of status? It costs money to maintain a habit like that, and statistics show that blue-collar Caymanian/Expat workers cannot afford to maintain that habit. Now check the white-collar demography that can afford it and tell me if Caymanians really make up the majority. First, it was Caymanians are unemployable and do not want to work, so how are we consuming all of these drugs that come here with no jobs and on minimum wage? The next time I see an expat in and out of the restroom with residue on their nose, I’ll be sure to call them out.

    • Anonymous says:

      One very worried expat has downvoted so far.

    • Anonymous says:

      But expats are working for $6 an hour and so cant afford it, it must be the 80% of working Caymanians in the white collar industry, working on your logic

  5. Anonymous says:

    Oooh, that’s a lot of powder.

    68kgs means that at least several people are either dead, or soon to be dead.

  6. Anonymous says:

    people in these islands hate to hear it but biggest buyers, users and sellers are caymanian

  7. Anonymous says:

    I heard there is still plenty under the sargassum that washed ashore in south sound.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Why can’t I ever make these discoveries!?

  9. Kman says:

    It’ll all be back on the streets 💯 by the weekend, we’ve got so much corruption in the RCIPS and nothing will get done unless there’s a complete overhaul of Government, RCIPS, Border Control and our Judicial System. Maybe start by introducing Singapore/Malaysian laws against stealing, robberies and drug smuggling which is immediate death penalty. This won’t likely happen, so alternatively have every adult citizen own a firearm, an eye for an eye kind of notion. We’ve become too tolerant of Jamaica daylight crimes that sadly it’s now the norm. Wake up Cayman and demand more from our Police and Government, enough is enough.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Over 2M in drugs….I’ve seen this movie before.

  11. Guido Marsupio says:

    Has anyone from marine or RCIPS looked into whether there were any near-apprensions/chases recently? Or maybe distress calls? Seems unlikely the dealers would throw the stash overboard for no reason…
    Just sayin’

    • Anonymous says:

      Shot up by the US Military most likely.

      • Anonymous says:

        I would agree with you if it weren’t for the predominance of the west-easterly jet stream; it is rare for northerly waters to wander down here. I will concede that if the event happened far enough north and east, the packages of drugs could have followed the same steering currents as the Sargassum.

  12. Anonymous says:

    ….and as per standing procedures, the cocaine be stored in the very secure facilities at RCIPS Headquarters until distribution, oops sorry, disposal!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Many entitled middle class Caymanians weep

    • Anonymous says:

      Now then – cant be saying that. The official line is that its all the expat lawyers, accountants and fund managers that are the customer base. You cannot go around suggesting that Caymanian are indulging in Class A drugs, whether its powder or crack, let alone engaged in distributing it. Sure our tourism minister would be happy to confirm that his former client base were entirely expat.

      • Anonymous says:

        If it was crack I would believe it, but it is definitely not Caymanians that are snorting all of this powder.

    • Curious.. says:

      @27/6/2023 at 6:27 am, Are they weeping because they can’t sell product to privileged, upper class expats?

  14. Anonymous says:

    cost of living crisis just got worse…


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