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Customs seize concealed ganja edibles

Customs seize concealed ganja edibles

| 20/08/2021 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Customs and Border Control said that they are worried about the “innocent appearance” of some cannabis edibles that were recently seized by officers and have released images of the ganja candies and cookies to remind residents that these are prohibited substances in the Cayman Islands.

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Customs find ganja among household goods

Customs find ganja among household goods

| 26/07/2021 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Customs and Border Control has opened an investigation after officers found an undisclosed quantity of ganja during a search on Thursday, 22 July, of household goods being imported into Cayman. No other details were offered by officials but the limited information comes in the wake of recent comments by Police Commissioner Derek Byrne that […]

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Baby falls ill as Cuban Facebook stream cuts off

Baby falls ill as Cuban Facebook stream cuts off

| 08/04/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Social media posts by Cuban refugees and migrants aboard the Bulk Freedom show that Jouz Javier Freites’ phone was cut off at around 8:00 Thursday morning and he is no longer able to live-stream the situation on the cargo ship. Meanwhile, his baby is believed to be very unwell and in need of medical […]

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Cannabis raid on Doctors Express ruled illegal

Cannabis raid on Doctors Express ruled illegal

| 09/02/2021 | 165 Comments

(CNS): A judge has found that a raid at Doctors Express in 2019, when police seized medical cannabis from the physicians at the private medical clinic, was illegal. The decision was based on an unlawful warrant, which in turn was based on an unlawful cease notice issued by the chief medical officer. In his ruling […]

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Customs targetted doctors, court hears

Customs targetted doctors, court hears

| 11/11/2020

(CNS): Customs and Border Control targetted Doctors Express to seize legal cannabis stocks last year after the facility circulated an advert announcing the arrival of the medicine through vaporization. Their attorney, James Austin-Smith, accused customs of planning the raid on the clinic, messing it up and then trying to cover it up, all because the […]

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Customs seize ‘gift’ of ganja

Customs seize ‘gift’ of ganja

| 29/09/2020

(CNS): A 24-year-old Caymanian was arrested on suspicion of importing drugs after Customs and Border Control (CBC) discovered that a package marked as a gift destined for him contain a pound of ganja and a number of vape pens. The package arrived here from the United States and was inspected as part of the department’s […]

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15lbs of ganja found in soup cans

15lbs of ganja found in soup cans

| 21/09/2020

(CNS): A 29-year-old Caymanian man has been arrested on suspicion of importation of ganja after Customs and Border Control (CBC) found 15lbs of ganja hidden inside sealed soup cans in a shipment of groceries from Canada. The officers, who now work on intelligence-based leads, selected this shipment for inspection on 1 September and made the […]

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CBC remains focused on training staff

CBC remains focused on training staff

| 21/09/2020 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The transition of the Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control Service from the traditional role of gatekeepers to a targeted intelligence-led approach is a major part of the agency’s development. Training is therefore an important factor for all staff, from management to new recruits, according to a release from the CBC. To this end […]

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Locals arrested for cocaine smuggling

Locals arrested for cocaine smuggling

| 06/12/2019

(CNS): Customs and Border Control (CBC) officers have arrested a 27-year-old Caymanian woman and a 44-year-old Caymanian man in connection with efforts to smuggle an undisclosed quantity of cocaine into Grand Cayman. The woman was arrested at the Owen Roberts International Airport on a flight from the Sister Islands on 1 December with the drugs, […]

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Customs arrest 5 in cargo port raid

Customs arrest 5 in cargo port raid

| 27/11/2019

(CNS): Five people were arrested by Customs and Border Control (CBC) during a raid at the George Town cargo dock over what officials said were various work and customs offences. The bust took place on Thursday night was to heighten border security efforts, according to CBC Deputy Director Jeff Jackson, who is responsible for enforcement. […]

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Specialist canines sniff out $400k in cash

Specialist canines sniff out $400k in cash

| 07/07/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Specially trained sniffer dogs acquired by Customs and Border Control (CBC) have helped that agency and police seize more than $400,000 over the last 18 months, which has in some cases been connected to criminal activity. The dogs have sniffed out the cash at the airport and during residential busts, uncovering money believed to […]

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