Tag: drug crime

Smugglers swallowed over 60 drug pellets

Smugglers swallowed over 60 drug pellets

| 11/12/2018
(CNS): A jury heard Tuesday how two drug mules involved in a conspiracy to bring uncut liquid cocaine from Colombia into Cayman last year swallowed more than sixty pellets, wrapped in condoms, to get the contraband past the authorities. As the prosecution finished presenting the opening of its case [...]

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Messages tie customs officer to drug ring

Messages tie customs officer to drug ring

| 10/12/2018
(CNS): David Lobo (33), a customs officer from Bodden Town. appeared in the dock on Monday facing drug charges relating to a smuggling ring that originated in Colombia. The crown contends that Lobo was involved in at least two smuggling efforts in 2017 using drug mules, who travelled to Cayman as to [...]

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Drug bust leads cops to gaming birds

Drug bust leads cops to gaming birds

| 28/11/2018
(CNS): Police carrying out a drug bust at a home in Brushy Avenue, George Town, just before 11am on Tuesday also found 38 illegal gaming roosters as they searched the property. Officers seized an undisclosed quantity of ganja, utensils and a sum of cash. The birds were found when the police searche [...]

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Teenage suspects charged over ganja

Teenage suspects charged over ganja

| 15/11/2018
(CNS): Two teenagers who were arrested over the holiday weekend on suspicion of breaking into cars have been charged with possession of ganja and a restricted weapon as well as going equipped to steal. The young men, an 18-year-old man from Bodden Town and a 19-year-old from West Bay, appeared in c [...]

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Two acquitted in mixed verdict over EE robbery

Two acquitted in mixed verdict over EE robbery

| 30/10/2018 | 18 Comments
(CNS): Fred Allon McLaughlin and Al Elford McLaughlin walked away from court on Tuesday, free men after a jury of five women and two men took less than four hours to reach a mixed verdict in a robbery conspiracy case involving cocaine that washed up on to the beach in East End last Christmas Eve. W [...]

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Crown’s case a ‘shambles’ in EE drug robbery, says lawyer

Crown’s case a ‘shambles’ in EE drug robbery, says lawyer

| 29/10/2018
(CNS): One lawyer called the crown’s case a “shambles” Friday as he presented his closing argument to the jury for one of three men accused of being involved in a robbery and drug dealing conspiracy following an incident at an East End beach last Christmas Eve. Marvin Gregory Gran [...]

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Cocaine destroyed after washing ashore in South Sound

Cocaine destroyed after washing ashore in South Sound

| 12/10/2018 | 28 Comments
(CNS): Police destroyed more than five kilos of cocaine on Friday. The RCIPS said the drugs had washed ashore in the vicinity of the South Sound dock. The haul had been reported to the police by members of the public who had discovered the five suspicious packages. After officers recovered the pac [...]

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Cops arrest five young men for smoking ganja

Cops arrest five young men for smoking ganja

| 10/10/2018 | 83 Comments
(CNS): Three teenagers and two young men in their early 20’s were arrested on Monday and Tuesday for smoking ganja in George Town. The police arrested the five youngsters in two separate instances at a location along Walkers Road, between East Boulevard and Moxam Road, because of “publi [...]

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Cops net suspect in repeat GT burglaries

Cops net suspect in repeat GT burglaries

| 24/09/2018
(CNS): A 26-year-old George Town man was due to appear in Summary Court Monday after being charged with four counts of burglary in connection with a series of break-ins, all at the same address in North Sound Road over a two month period between 20 July and 18 September. Police did not specify the d [...]

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Police warn drivers about drink and drugs

Police warn drivers about drink and drugs

| 19/09/2018 | 13 Comments
(CNS): Following another weekend rounding up rogue drivers, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is warning the public that they could find themselves in serious trouble if they use alcohol or drugs and then get in their car. Police made five arrests for DUI alone over the weekend as well as fin [...]

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Couple arrested over ganja and whelks

Couple arrested over ganja and whelks

| 17/09/2018
(CNS): A 35-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman from Bodden Town were arrested on Thursday morning after police found a number of jars of ganja in their truck as well as a bag of whelks during a search at the Kaibo Public Beach in North Side. Marine officers from the Department of Environment beg [...]

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