Tag: Cayman Islands Customs Department

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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Customs officer acquitted in gun case

Customs officer acquitted in gun case

| 07/05/2018 | 52 Comments
(CNS): It took a jury around half an hour to find Claude Terry (36) not guilty of having an illegal gun, Friday, following a week-long trial. A customs officer based on Cayman Brac, Terry was charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm after a Smith & Wesson revolver and bullets were found [...]

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Senior customs officer fired for gross misconduct

Senior customs officer fired for gross misconduct

| 02/05/2018 | 29 Comments
(CNS): Collector of Customs Charles Clifford has sacked a senior customs officer for gross misconduct as a result of an incident last September inside and outside the headquarters that involved a member of the public, according to a statement. It is understood that the woman was already on required [...]

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Customs gets ‘D’ for ‘disappointing’

Customs gets ‘D’ for ‘disappointing’

| 03/04/2018
(Auntie): As a general rule, I try to stay positive and look on the brighter side of things, especially when I encounter so many people, both in the public and private sector, who genuinely seem determined to help, some of whom I have praised with an Ask Auntie Award. However, there are occasions wh [...]

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CIG signs deal to set up fast track in Miami

CIG signs deal to set up fast track in Miami

| 17/01/2018 | 90 Comments
(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Executive Assistant Director Todd Owen signed a deal at the government building in George Town yesterday to establish a customs and immigration fast track system at Miami airport for US visitors coming to Cayman. The [...]

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US citizen caught with loaded gun at airport

US citizen caught with loaded gun at airport

| 15/01/2018
(CNS): Customs officers have charged a 62-year-old US citizen with possession of an unlicensed firearm after he was caught at the airport with a loaded gun at the weekend. The visitor was reportedly leaving the Cayman Islands when customs officials at Owen Roberts International Airport on Grand Caym [...]

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Customs net drug suspects in three separate cases

Customs net drug suspects in three separate cases

| 15/01/2018
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Customs Department has arrested four people over the last week in three separate drug smuggling cases. On Friday, 12 January, customs officers arrested a 35-year-old Caymanian man and a 34-year-old woman from Trinidad who is a permanent resident here. They are accused of i [...]

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Consultants and education in OAG sights

Consultants and education in OAG sights

| 08/01/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Auditor General Sue Winspear has revealed that the use of consultant services by government will be one of the first performance audits to be published this year and that her office will also be taking a look at education spending with a view to producing a report before the end of 2018. Spea [...]

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Customs adds on an hour for Christmas crush

Customs adds on an hour for Christmas crush

| 11/12/2017 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The Customs Department will be open for an extra hour most days over the two weeks to allow pick up of packages before Christmas. From today until Friday, 22 December, the Collections Office will close at 5:00pm instead of the usual closing time of 4:00pm but it will close at noon on Saturda [...]

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Customs urge registration, while port makes collection call

Customs urge registration, while port makes collection call

| 01/12/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS): As the Christmas holidays approach, the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands is reminding people that cargo collections from the warehouse must be done in a timely manner, so as to not impact safe and efficient operations. Officials are requesting that car importers in particular collect ve [...]

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