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Border force chalks up early successes

Border force chalks up early successes

| 04/03/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The new Customs and Border Control (CBC) Agency arrested eleven people for the possession of drugs, guns and ammunition during its first month of operations. It also issued a dozen fines to individuals who tried to dodge duty payments, and refused entry to nine others for lying about their immigration status or not having […]

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DEH worker arrested for smuggling at airport

DEH worker arrested for smuggling at airport

| 15/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 35-year-old Caymanian man who works at the Department of Environmental Health was arrested at the airport on Sunday on suspicion of importing of ganja and intending to supply the drug. In a press release Tuesday, customs officials said their officers apprehended the man after he arrived at Owen Roberts International Airport on a Cayman Airways […]

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Border agency unveils new logo

Border agency unveils new logo

| 26/11/2018 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The logo for the new Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control Agency has been revealed, which will be used when the agency becomes operational on New Year’s day. Following the passage of the law in the Legislative Assembly last week to formally establish the CBC unit, officials lifted the lid on the badge that […]

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Premier: All imports could pose threat

Premier: All imports could pose threat

| 22/11/2018 | 26 Comments

(CNS): There is a potential threat to national security or of duty evasion by almost everything that is imported into the Cayman Islands, the premier said Wednesday, explaining why the revenue collection function of the Customs Department as well as its enforcement arm is being transferred to the new Customs and Border Control Agency. Presenting […]

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Jamaican allegedly smuggled cocaine in food

Jamaican allegedly smuggled cocaine in food

| 13/11/2018 | 1 Comment

(CNS): A 30-year-old Jamaican man has been arrested on suspicion of possession and importation of around five pounds of cocaine, customs officials have said. The man was taken into custody at Owen Roberts International Airport on Friday night during a joint customs and police intelligence-led operation following his arrival on a Cayman Airways flight from Kingston. The narcotics […]

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CIG releases bills to end immigration department

CIG releases bills to end immigration department

| 25/10/2018 | 28 Comments

(CNS): With government planning to return to the Legislative Assembly in mid-November, it has now published a number of bills for final public consultation ahead of the anticipated parliamentary debates on the end of the immigration department. Several of the new draft laws relate to the impending split of the current department into two entities, […]

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Local man caught at airport with 9lbs of ganja

Local man caught at airport with 9lbs of ganja

| 10/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 34-year-old Cayman national was arrested Sunday on suspicion of importation of ganja, possession of ganja, possession of ganja with intent to supply, and trying to bribe a customs officer, after he was searched at the Owen Roberts International Airport. When the man arrived from Miami, he was stopped and searched by customs officers, […]

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Police seize over 500lbs of ganja at sea

Police seize over 500lbs of ganja at sea

| 07/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Police have recovered several packages of ganja with a gross weight of 513lbs from the sea following an interdiction in the early hours of Friday morning (7 September). Officers with the Air Support Unit and and Joint Marine Unit were conducting border patrols east of Grand Cayman when they spotted a vessel acting suspiciously over 20 […]

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Customs warehouse workers accused of theft

Customs warehouse workers accused of theft

| 06/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): UPDATED The two civilian employees of the Customs Department who work in the warehouse arrested on suspicion of theft on Wednesday have now been charged are expected in court next Tuesday. The men were arrested following a joint RCIPS-led operation of customs and police officers. Collector of Customs Charles Clifford said that, as a result of […]

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Customs bag three suspect smugglers in three days

Customs bag three suspect smugglers in three days

| 23/07/2018 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The Customs Department arrested three people in separate suspected smuggling attempts over three days last week, as the new customs declaration systems kick in, freeing officers to focus on intelligence-led busts. The first interception of a suspect smuggler happened on Thursday, 19 July, at the Airport Post Office, when a 24-year-old local man collected a […]

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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 | 0 Comments

(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 arrested, boarded a Cayman Airways […]

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