Tag: Charles Clifford

2lbs cocaine seized at ORIA, local man arrested

2lbs cocaine seized at ORIA, local man arrested

| 06/12/2017
(CNS): A 30-year-old Caymanian man from Bodden Town was arrested at Owen Roberts International Airport yesterday morning, after he was found to have almost 2lbs of cocaine. He was arrested following his arrival on a domestic flight from Cayman Brac. Collector of Customs Charles Clifford said the h [...]

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Customs new online system goes live

Customs new online system goes live

| 01/11/2017 | 3 Comments
(CNS): Managers at the customs headquarters will be crossing their fingers today that the transition from its legacy IT platform to a newly enhanced system goes smoothly. Phase 1 of the project will see the two systems running in tandem to allow customers time to transfer. Deputy Collector of Custo [...]

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Customs hand back massage toys to trader

Customs hand back massage toys to trader

| 16/10/2017 | 128 Comments
(CNS): Following reports that the Cayman Islands Customs Department had seized a number of massage tools from general store Reflections because officers were concerned that they were sex toys and fell foul of the law, Collector of Customs Charles Clifford said Monday that the items have been returne [...]

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Customs officer suspended in corruption case

Customs officer suspended in corruption case

| 04/10/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): An unidentified senior female customs officer has been suspended from her job as a result of allegations of corruption, Collector of Customs Charles Clifford said in a release Wednesday. No details have been revealed about the latest law enforcement official to be placed on required leave as [...]

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Customs takes first step on road to eliminating paper

Customs takes first step on road to eliminating paper

| 26/09/2017 | 8 Comments
(CNS): Customs will roll out phase one of its transition to an online process that will eventually eliminate paper documents. Step one in a five-phase roll-out that is likely to take years to complete will begin on 1 November and officials say this first phase will make clearing goods easier for imp [...]

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Despite efforts, police lag in local recruitment

Despite efforts, police lag in local recruitment

| 24/09/2017 | 46 Comments
(CNS): Trainee police officers are the highest paid of all new recruits in the uniform services but the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has the hardest time recruiting Caymanians into its ranks. Customs, immigration and the fire service all have 100% local staff or close to it, whereas Caymanian [...]

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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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