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Tag: Charles Clifford

US Brac resident charged over illegal guns

US Brac resident charged over illegal guns

| 10/07/2017
(CNS): David Dean Meadors, a 52-year-old American businessman who was arrested by customs officers after they found a large quantity of ammunition in a shipping container and two guns at his home has been charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm. The man who is in the process of building a r [...]

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Two arrested over smuggling exotic pets

Two arrested over smuggling exotic pets

| 09/06/2017
(CNS): Officials from the Customs Department have confirmed that a 31-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman from Bodden Town were arrested on Wednesday evening in connection with what appears to be smuggling of exotic pets. Collector of Customs Charles Clifford said that an “unsecured animal create [...]

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Customs officer and Venezuelans arrested in drug raid

Customs officer and Venezuelans arrested in drug raid

| 05/06/2017
(CNS): Police and customs officers have arrested five people, including a local customs officer, three Venezuelan nationals and a woman from West Bay, in a suspected drug ring. During a joint RCIPS and customs raid just after 7pm on Friday evening  (2 June), cash and cocaine were seized at a Geor [...]

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Vape pens being used to smuggle ganja

Vape pens being used to smuggle ganja

| 17/05/2017
(CNS): Customs officers have arrested two suspect drug smugglers this week following separate incidents at Owen Roberts International Airport where vape pens were used to smuggle in ganja or hash oil. While the oil and extracts have been legalised for medical use when prescribed by a doctor, it is [...]

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Custom X-ray building on time and on budget

Custom X-ray building on time and on budget

| 07/05/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS) Finance Minister Marco Archer had the giant scissors out this week to snip the ribbon and officially open the new building constructed to house the Customs Department’s $2.36 million critical mobile X-ray scanning truck that has been exposed to the elements for several years. Twelve mon [...]

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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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Customs clamp down on bounced cheques

Customs clamp down on bounced cheques

| 07/11/2016 | 25 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Customs Department has announced a change in policy and has plans to stop accepting personal cheques at all of its collection points from next Monday, 14 November. The department will take cash, bank drafts, or credit and debit cards in either CI or US dollars but the numbe [...]

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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 scanner gets new $1.3M building

Customs scanner gets new $1.3M building

| 05/05/2016 | 46 Comments
(CNS): Government broke ground Thursday on a new $1.3 million building at the customs cargo distribution centre that will house its much-lauded mobile container scanner. The giant x-ray machine was purchased in 2010 and Collector of Customs Charles Clifford said it was a crucial tool used to keep dr [...]

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Customs boss plugging gaps to maximise revenue

Customs boss plugging gaps to maximise revenue

| 31/03/2016 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The collector of customs has revealed that there are challenges with the computer system at the customs department, which is not working as effectively as it could be. Charles Clifford explained that the system acquired by customs was not tailor-made and as a result there are shortcomings. Bu [...]

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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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