Tag: drug crime

Coastguard hauls over 700lbs of ganja from sea

Coastguard hauls over 700lbs of ganja from sea

| 24/03/2021

(CNS): Two local men have been arrested following a drug operation this week in which the police helicopter spotted and interrupted what appeared to be a drug transfer at sea between a local boat and a Jamaican canoe. The RCIPS said that the Air Operations Unit was conducting security patrols Monday afternoon when the spotted […]

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Police stumble upon 600lbs of ganja in George Town

Police stumble upon 600lbs of ganja in George Town

| 24/03/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS) Officers making checks in South Church Street, George Town, early Saturday morning came across 600lbs of ganja in black plastic garbage bags. The RCIPS said that officers conducted a search in and around the area where they had stumbled upon the significant drug haul but no one was found and no arrests were made. […]

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Cops pepper spray man resisting arrest

Cops pepper spray man resisting arrest

| 15/03/2021

(CNS): RCIPS officers used oleoresin capsicum (OC), aka pepper spray, on a 21-year-old man who resisted arrest at around 10pm on Sunday night. Responding to a report of suspicious activity on Ashgo Street in George Town, the officers approached three young men, one of whom was a juvenile, who were standing near to a vehicle. […]

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Co-conspirator accuses local in guns-ganja case

Co-conspirator accuses local in guns-ganja case

| 02/03/2021

(CNS): Dencle Vic Barnes (50) from George Town has been charged with serious firearms and drug offences based on evidence given by his alleged co-conspirator in a case based on a discovery by police at Spotts Beach last year. Barnes is facing a number of charges relating to the importation of 45lbs of ganja and […]

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Cops crash into house during  bust

Cops crash into house during bust

| 01/03/2021 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Another police vehicle ended up in the shop last week after an officer crashed it into a house during a George Town drug bust. This is the sixth police vehicle in the last month to be involved in a collision and comes against the backdrop of officers clamping down on traffic violations and drunk […]

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Man charged over guns and drugs found in canoe

Man charged over guns and drugs found in canoe

| 26/02/2021

(CNS): Police have now charged a 50-year-old George Town man with drug and gun offences in relation to a coastline bust last May. The man is the second person to be charged in connection with the case, where a Jamaican canoe was spotted by police in the Spotts Beach area off Shamrock Road at around […]

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Cops seize ganja in North Side bust

Cops seize ganja in North Side bust

| 10/02/2021

(CNS): An undisclosed quantity of ganja and plants were seized by police following a raid in North Side on Monday morning. According to a press release, officers “conducted a proactive operation” on Further Road, where a house was searched under the Misuse of Drugs Law and the weed seized. A 34-year-old woman from West Bay […]

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Couple busted in car at West Bay beach

Couple busted in car at West Bay beach

| 14/12/2020

(CNS): A 42-year-old woman from George Town and a 25-year-old man from West Bay have been arrested for the possession and consumption of ganja and cocaine with intent to supply and possession of an offensive weapon, after police busted the pair in car parked at a West Bay beach. The police said they came across […]

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30kg of cocaine washes up on Little Cayman

30kg of cocaine washes up on Little Cayman

| 02/12/2020 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS have incinerated 66lbs (30kg) of cocaine that washed ashore in the Guy Banks Road area of Little Cayman over three weeks ago, on 9 November, officials revealed Wednesday. Officers had recovered 25 packages from the beach containing what was believed to be the drug. While police said the haul was valued at […]

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Local men jailed over ganja smuggling

Local men jailed over ganja smuggling

| 02/10/2020 | 53 Comments

(CNS): Three Caymanian men who were caught in a drug interception in June 2018 were all jailed on Thursday for between three and four years for their part in the smuggling operation. Barton Elsworth Rivers, Deno Kalifa McInnis and Jonathan Ashley Moore were charged and convicted late last year with one count of conspiracy to […]

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980lbs ganja seized off North West Point

980lbs ganja seized off North West Point

| 28/09/2020

(CNS): Three men have been charged with importation of ganja and illegal landing after the Cayman Islands Coast Guard and RCIPS Air Operations Unit intercepted a drug canoe off North West Point in West Bay last Thursday. The open-water bust happened around 3:50am on 24 September, when the crew aboard the police helicopter on aerial […]

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