Tag: Cayman Islands Customs Department

ACC makes new arrest in ongoing probe

ACC makes new arrest in ongoing probe

| 25/06/2018
(CNS): The Anti-Corruption Commission has announced another arrest in an investigation that began last October. Officials from the ACC said a 35-year-old man from George Town was arrested Monday morning in connection with the ongoing corruption probe, which is understood to be one of at least four l [...]

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Customs ditches red tape for passengers under limits

Customs ditches red tape for passengers under limits

| 18/06/2018 | 33 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Customs Department has announced that it is ditching the requirement for all passengers to fill in customs forms if they have not exceeded their duty free allowances when flying into Cayman. The department is trusting passengers to be honest and air travellers who are withi [...]

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Customs and immigration join forces to train new recruits

Customs and immigration join forces to train new recruits

| 12/06/2018 | 8 Comments
(CNS): With government planning to merge the enforcement arms of customs and immigration into a new border protection agency next year, officials at the two currently separate departments have made a decision to start training their staff together. A dozen new recruits who joined customs last week, [...]

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Retirement home needed for customs dog

Retirement home needed for customs dog

| 04/06/2018 | 35 Comments
(CNS): After many years in service in the United States and another four years sniffing out contraband here in the Cayman Islands, Blaze, a Customs Department dog, is now being retired from active service and needs a new home. A Beagle mix, Blaze arrived from the Sheriff’s Office in Maricopa Coun [...]

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CAL employee admits ganja smuggling in US

CAL employee admits ganja smuggling in US

| 30/05/2018 | 80 Comments
(CNS): Corey James Miller (29) has pleaded guilty to drug smuggling in a Florida federal court after the Cayman Airways worker was arrested last month at Miami Airport in what is suspected to be a long-running smuggling conspiracy. US court records indicate that Miller, who is from George Town, was [...]

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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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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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