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Jamaican fugitive rounded up in joint operation

Jamaican fugitive rounded up in joint operation

| 21/08/2017
(CNS): Immigration, customs and police were all involved in a George Town drug bust, Friday, in which a Jamaican man, in Cayman illegally, was rounded up and arrested for possession of ganja. Officials said the arrest was a “successful joint tactical operation” after immigration officer [...]

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US Brac resident charged over illegal guns

US Brac resident charged over illegal guns

| 10/07/2017
(CNS): David Dean Meadors, a 52-year-old American businessman who was arrested by customs officers after they found a large quantity of ammunition in a shipping container and two guns at his home has been charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm. The man who is in the process of building a r [...]

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Two arrested over smuggling exotic pets

Two arrested over smuggling exotic pets

| 09/06/2017
(CNS): Officials from the Customs Department have confirmed that a 31-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman from Bodden Town were arrested on Wednesday evening in connection with what appears to be smuggling of exotic pets. Collector of Customs Charles Clifford said that an “unsecured animal create [...]

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Customs officer and Venezuelans arrested in drug raid

Customs officer and Venezuelans arrested in drug raid

| 05/06/2017
(CNS): Police and customs officers have arrested five people, including a local customs officer, three Venezuelan nationals and a woman from West Bay, in a suspected drug ring. During a joint RCIPS and customs raid just after 7pm on Friday evening  (2 June), cash and cocaine were seized at a Geor [...]

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Suspect dealer escapes following drug raid

Suspect dealer escapes following drug raid

| 23/05/2017 | 35 Comments
(CNS): Police are on the hunt for a suspected drug dealer found at a house during an RCIPS drug raid yesterday lunchtime on Marina Drive in George Town who fled law enforcement authorities after becoming violent, the authorities said today. One of two drug related operations conducted by a joint pol [...]

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Custom X-ray building on time and on budget

Custom X-ray building on time and on budget

| 07/05/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS) Finance Minister Marco Archer had the giant scissors out this week to snip the ribbon and officially open the new building constructed to house the Customs Department’s $2.36 million critical mobile X-ray scanning truck that has been exposed to the elements for several years. Twelve mon [...]

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Brac customs officer denies having illegal gun

Brac customs officer denies having illegal gun

| 27/04/2017
(CNS): Claude Anthony Terry, a customs officer from Cayman Brac who is currently on required leave, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of possession of an unlicensed firearm. Terry appeared in court last week and denied having an illegal Smith & Wesson, eight rounds of .44 magnum cartridges an [...]

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Couple arrested at airport with illegal gun

Couple arrested at airport with illegal gun

| 19/04/2017 | 28 Comments
(CNS): A local couple were arrested at the Owen Roberts International Airport Monday for importing an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, customs officials said. The 29-year-old man and 25-year-old woman, both Caymanian, are also under investigation for a large amount of undeclared personal goods. Fo [...]

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Ganja seized from suspect passenger

Ganja seized from suspect passenger

| 05/11/2016 | 24 Comments
(CNS): An American passenger going through the airport last week ended up in jail becaause he appeared to have what officials said was a “peculiar travel pattern”. The visitor was searched by customs officers after they were alerted by Immigration Officer Darcia Branch, whose suspicions had bee [...]

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Customs arrest traveller over rude language

Customs arrest traveller over rude language

| 02/09/2016 | 41 Comments
(CNS): A passenger who used “indecent words” on his customs declaration form was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct on Monday, customs officials have said. It was not clear if the man was a visitor or a resident, but he had arrived from Miami on an American Airlines flight when he got [...]

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Staff shake-up at customs dept

Staff shake-up at customs dept

| 29/06/2016 | 35 Comments
(CNS): The collector of customs has revealed more details about the staff shake-up at the department responsible for bringing in around a quarter of government’s annual revenue. Charles Clifford has confirmed that Collie Powery and Emalie Wilks have retired from the department after more than thre [...]

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