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Local man caught at ORIA with ganja taped to legs

Local man caught at ORIA with ganja taped to legs

| 18/07/2018
(CNS): A 25-year-old man from Cayman Brac was arrested on Monday at the Owen Roberts International Airport after a search by customs officers turned up two packages of ganja taped to his legs. The body search took place before the man and a 22-year-old woman travelling with him, who was also arrest [...]

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$220k cash seized in West Bay drug bust

$220k cash seized in West Bay drug bust

| 10/07/2018 | 61 Comments
(CNS): Police and customs officers arrested three people and seized an undisclosed quantity of ganja and cocaine as well as CI$220,000 in cash following a raid which took place over two days at a West Bay house. The joint operation began at around 3:40pm on Thursday, 28 June, at an undisclosed addr [...]

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Second customs officer arrested in latest drug case

Second customs officer arrested in latest drug case

| 18/05/2018
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Customs Department is another man down after a second officer was arrested last night in connection with the latest probe at the department into suspected drug smuggling. The man was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to import ganja into the Cayman Islands, which follows [...]

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Customs and CAL workers arrested for drug smuggling

Customs and CAL workers arrested for drug smuggling

| 14/05/2018
(CNS): Collector of Customs Charles Clifford has said there is absolutely no place in the Cayman Islands Customs Department for staff engaged in criminal activity, after another of his officers was arrested over allegations of drug smuggling along with a member of staff from Cayman Airways. The wo [...]

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Numbers suspect arrested for money laundering

Numbers suspect arrested for money laundering

| 23/04/2018
(CNS): A Bodden Town man has been arrested on a number of serious charges including money laundering after he was collared by police Saturday in a joint operation by the RCIPS, customs and immigration, where he was suspected of illegal gambling. The RCIPS said the 47-year-old man was seen trying to [...]

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Customs officer suspended following arrest

Customs officer suspended following arrest

| 13/04/2018
(CNS): A long-serving female customs officer was arrested on suspicion of evading customs duty following a customs operation on 5 April, according to a release issued by Collector of Customs Charles Clifford this week. The officer, who is believed to have been with the department for many years, ha [...]

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Immigration to split into new agencies

Immigration to split into new agencies

| 04/04/2018 | 38 Comments
(CNS): As government begins work on shaping a new border protection force, which will see the customs and immigration enforcement arms merge and the creation of a new human resources unit, the immigration department as it is now will no longer exist. Speaking in the Legislative Assembly last month, [...]

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Customs and immigration merger to shape new border force

Customs and immigration merger to shape new border force

| 16/03/2018 | 26 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government is moving ahead with the plans for a national border force, merging the enforcement elements of immigration and customs. Premier Alden McLaughlin said that when it is complete, the country will have a single border force agency with staff trained to better protec [...]

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Cops ‘stoned’ during drug bust

Cops ‘stoned’ during drug bust

| 09/02/2018 | 69 Comments
(CNS): Police were pelted with stones in West Bay yesterday and one officer was struck twice in the head and face during a drug operation carried out at a home in the Boatswain Bay area. Police, customs and agriculture officers raided a property where ganja was being cultivated. Several ganja plant [...]

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Customs officer to face trial for drug smuggling

Customs officer to face trial for drug smuggling

| 29/01/2018
(CNS): David Lobo (32), from Bodden Town, has pleaded not guilty to charges relating to a drug smuggling conspiracy in which around 1.8kg of cocaine were smuggled into Cayman using Colombian artefacts. Lobo, who is currently suspended from his job as a customs officer on paid required leave, has den [...]

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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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