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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
(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 w [...]

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Police seize over 500lbs of ganja at sea

Police seize over 500lbs of ganja at sea

| 07/09/2018
(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 [...]

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Customs warehouse workers accused of theft

Customs warehouse workers accused of theft

| 06/09/2018
(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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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