Tag: drug crime

Jamaicans admit smuggling 1000lbs of ganja

Jamaicans admit smuggling 1000lbs of ganja

| 23/09/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Rovan Pemo Johnson (33) and Albert Roy Campbell (59) pleaded guilty to trafficking more than 1000lbs of ganja when they appeared in court Friday. The two Jamaicans were apprehended by the Joint Marine Unit in July after their boat was spotted adrift 38 miles off the coast of Grand Cayman. The drug haul was […]

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Cops find 400lbs ganja on boat off Grand Cayman

Cops find 400lbs ganja on boat off Grand Cayman

| 14/09/2019

(CNS) UPDATED MONDAY: The 34-year-old man from West Bay and 35-year-old man from George Town arrested early Saturday morning have both been charged with importing and possessing ganja with intent to supply. The men were netted by the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit which found around 400lbs ganja, with an estimated street value of CI$400,000, aboard […]

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Amateur Jamaican smugglers all jailed

Amateur Jamaican smugglers all jailed

| 10/09/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Despite being novices at drug smuggling, four Jamaican men have each been handed jail sentences ranging from two years to 32 months, a year after they were apprehended at sea with over 450lbs of ganja. Martin Trench (33), Basil Smith (46), Andre Russell (34) and Kendal Straumann (32) have been in jail since they […]

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Broker charged in gold smuggling case

Broker charged in gold smuggling case

| 09/09/2019

(CNS): Kody Zander, the VP of the Cayman-based precious metals broker, Byzantium, which processed $6 million worth of gold that is believed to be the proceeds of criminal activity in Venezuela, has become the fifth person to be charged in a case which was busted here by the authorities in May. Zander is expected in […]

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Novice smugglers admit carrying 450lbs ganja

Novice smugglers admit carrying 450lbs ganja

| 02/09/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Four Jamaican nationals, who have been on remand for almost one year after being charged with smuggling ganja, appeared in court for a sentencing hearing Friday, when the judge heard that none of them were experienced seamen. As the facts behind the smuggling charges were outlined for the judge, it emerged that they had […]

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Suspect believed high on crack assaulted police

Suspect believed high on crack assaulted police

| 30/08/2019

(CNS): A 26-year-old man from West Bay who was arrested in George Town early Friday morning on suspicion of taking crack cocaine assaulted one of the arresting officers, breaking one of his fingers in the scuffle, the RCIPS said in a release. Police said that the officers, who were on patrol near Harbour Drive just […]

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Cops recover 350lb of ganja in latest haul

Cops recover 350lb of ganja in latest haul

| 28/08/2019

(CNS): Five men from Grand Cayman were arrested shortly after midnight on Monday after another major drug interdiction by the RCIPS. Officers on patrol in the Red Bay area at around 12:30am on 26 August came across a group of men trying to place a boat on a trailer at the dock. When they approached […]

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Suspect turtle poachers arrested

Suspect turtle poachers arrested

| 27/08/2019

(CNS): Two men were arrested last Wednesday on suspicion of poaching and drug offences after police and customs found a green turtle shell and meat during a raid at a West Bay home. RCIPS and Customs and Border Control officers carried out a joint operation at a house on Up The Hill Road, where they […]

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WB cops clamp down on drugs

WB cops clamp down on drugs

| 12/08/2019

(CNS): Following the arrest of a 42-year-old suspected cocaine dealer in West Bay, Detective Sergeant Anderson Taylor, who is in charge of the West Bay CID, said that police officers are working to remove drugs from the district. “One of our main goals as police officers in West Bay, whether we are community officers, detectives […]

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1,200lbs of ganja seized by marine unit

1,200lbs of ganja seized by marine unit

| 08/08/2019

(CNS): A 32-year-old man from Cayman Brac is facing a number of serious drug charges after he was caught by marine cops on Tuesday night aboard a vessel off the coast of East End with around 1,200lbs of ganja worth more than CI$1 million. The haul is one of the biggest ever that law enforcement […]

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GT man suspected of crack dealing

GT man suspected of crack dealing

| 06/08/2019

(CNS): Police seized an undisclosed quantity of what appears to be crack cocaine and cash from a George Town man they arrested on suspicion of dealing yesterday afternoon in Bodden Town. Police said that two officers on patrol in the district had cause to stop and speak with the man, who was walking in the […]

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