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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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Customs find ganja on Jamaican fishing boat

Customs find ganja on Jamaican fishing boat

| 10/03/2016 | 28 Comments
(CNS): An undisclosed quantity of drugs was found aboard a Jamaican fishing boat that was towed into the George Town Harbour on Tuesday, after the 90-foot vessel ran into engine trouble. Customs officers working with immigration said they seized “a moderate amount of vegetable matter resembling g [...]

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RCIPS training focuses on border patrol

RCIPS training focuses on border patrol

| 01/03/2016 | 5 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Islands police, customs and immigration officers have begun a 4-week training course, hosted by the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit, aimed at improving border control and interdiction at sea. The course, being delivered by the Caribbean Military Maritime Training Centre, is “designed to str [...]

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Customs seize boat, booze and drugs

Customs seize boat, booze and drugs

| 02/10/2015 | 16 Comments
(CNS): Seven Honduran nationals have been arrested by customs officers following the discovery of a quantity of drugs, fish and illegal alcohol aboard a 50-foot fishing vessel in local waters. The boat has also been seized, Collector of Customs Charles Clifford has confirmed. On Tuesday 29 September [...]

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Bullet passes through two US airports

Bullet passes through two US airports

| 23/09/2015 | 59 Comments
(CNS): Cayman’s custom bosses and the local magistrates are raising their concerns that too many visitors are making it through US airports and arriving in Cayman with ammunition in their bags. A US national who had been visiting the Cayman Islands this month on honeymoon with his new wife was det [...]

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Chuckie vows to bring in the cash

Chuckie vows to bring in the cash

| 19/08/2015 | 14 Comments
(CNS): The former tourism minister, Charles ‘Chuckie’ Clifford, returned to government on Monday but back on the administrative arm as the new Collector of Customs. A qualified attorney and a former police officer who eventually became a permanent secretary before he entered the political arena, [...]

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Chuckie named as new customs boss

Chuckie named as new customs boss

| 02/07/2015 | 39 Comments
(CNS): Former Cabinet minister and senior civil servant, Charles “Chuckie” Clifford has been appointed as the Cayman Islands collector of customs after six rounds of recruitment for the top government job. Speculation had been mounting over the last few weeks that the local attorney had [...]

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