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CIG signs deal to set up fast track in Miami

CIG signs deal to set up fast track in Miami

| 17/01/2018 | 90 Comments
(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Executive Assistant Director Todd Owen signed a deal at the government building in George Town yesterday to establish a customs and immigration fast track system at Miami airport for US visitors coming to Cayman. The [...]

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US citizen caught with loaded gun at airport

US citizen caught with loaded gun at airport

| 15/01/2018
(CNS): Customs officers have charged a 62-year-old US citizen with possession of an unlicensed firearm after he was caught at the airport with a loaded gun at the weekend. The visitor was reportedly leaving the Cayman Islands when customs officials at Owen Roberts International Airport on Grand Caym [...]

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2lbs cocaine seized at ORIA, local man arrested

2lbs cocaine seized at ORIA, local man arrested

| 06/12/2017
(CNS): A 30-year-old Caymanian man from Bodden Town was arrested at Owen Roberts International Airport yesterday morning, after he was found to have almost 2lbs of cocaine. He was arrested following his arrival on a domestic flight from Cayman Brac. Collector of Customs Charles Clifford said the h [...]

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Customs and immigration focus on targeted intel

Customs and immigration focus on targeted intel

| 29/11/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): A group of leaders from the Cayman Islands immigration and customs departments recently returned from a CARICOM meeting in Trinidad about the strategic and risk management approaches to border security. Both departments are tasked with tackling risks and threats related to the movement of po [...]

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Passenger fined over import of illegal caviar

Passenger fined over import of illegal caviar

| 28/11/2017 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Government officials from the Department of Environment and customs are urging people to ensure that they have the relevant permits to import caviar after a passenger who was stopped at Owen Roberts International Airport was fined for failing to declare the product, and the lack of a CITES pe [...]

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Customs officer charged in cocaine conspiracy

Customs officer charged in cocaine conspiracy

| 20/11/2017
(CNS): David Lobo (32), who works as a customs officer, was remanded in custody Monday after appearing in court facing cocaine charges. The Bodden Town man was arrested in June in relation to a drug conspiracy alongside two Venezuelan nationals and a Colombian but he was not charged until today. Lob [...]

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Suspect smugglers use cosmetics to hide coke

Suspect smugglers use cosmetics to hide coke

| 16/11/2017
(CNS): In what appears to be a classic case of drug mules being used to smuggle class A narcotics, the Customs Department arrested two people at Owen Roberts International Airport Saturday after finding around 2lbs of cocaine concealed in hair products bottles. Officers arrested a 25-year-old Jamaic [...]

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Recruitment drive begins for police and security jobs

Recruitment drive begins for police and security jobs

| 01/11/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): The 2017 Law Enforcement and Public Safety Recruitment Fair has been set for Thursday, 9 November, where government agencies relating to law and order or security and safety will be coming together to promote potential careers to qualified people. The joint drive will be hosted by the prison, [...]

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Sugar-glider posed serious eco-threat

Sugar-glider posed serious eco-threat

| 20/10/2017 | 48 Comments
(CNS): The case against two people arrested by customs for attempting to smuggle a sugar-glider into the Cayman Islands appears stalled, but conservationists have raised concerns about the dangers posed by the importation of exotic alien species to the native and indigenous flora and fauna and what [...]

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Agencies join forces in illegal immigration clampdown

Agencies join forces in illegal immigration clampdown

| 20/10/2017 | 19 Comments
(CNS): Immigration, customs and police joined forces again this week in an effort to clamp down on illegal immigration. Following an operation in George Town Thursday (19 October), a 21-year-old Jamaican national was arrested for overstaying for some 17 months. Officers from the three agencies raid [...]

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Customs hand back massage toys to trader

Customs hand back massage toys to trader

| 16/10/2017 | 128 Comments
(CNS): Following reports that the Cayman Islands Customs Department had seized a number of massage tools from general store Reflections because officers were concerned that they were sex toys and fell foul of the law, Collector of Customs Charles Clifford said Monday that the items have been returne [...]

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