Tag: drug crime

Burglar tells court cocaine ‘messes me up’

Burglar tells court cocaine ‘messes me up’

| 08/06/2018 | 13 Comments
(CNS): A George Town woman was given a three and half year prison term Thursday, after she appeared in court in relation to two burglaries last year, fuelled by her drug addiction. Sarah Day (45) told the court how sorry she was for her crimes but said the “cocaine messes me up”. Day was [...]

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Immigration workers convicted in cocaine case

Immigration workers convicted in cocaine case

| 30/05/2018 | 41 Comments
(CNS): Two local men who worked as civilian support staff for the immigration department have been found guilty of possessing more than a pound and a half of cocaine with the intent to supply. Stephen Wayne Hurlston (28) from George Town and Oscar Lee Watler (31) from West Bay were arrested in Octob [...]

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Cops bust gambling ring at George Town bar

Cops bust gambling ring at George Town bar

| 28/05/2018
(CNS): Six men aged between 20 and 68 were arrested Friday evening on various gambling and drug-related offences after a police raid at a bar in central George Town. Officers seized gambling paraphernalia, a quantity of ganja and a small amount of cash during the operation at Archie’s Bar on Shedd [...]

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Fund director arrested in cocaine probe

Fund director arrested in cocaine probe

| 24/05/2018
(CNS): A fund director with Intertrust, a Cayman Islands-based offshore firm, was arrested at his office on Elgin Avenue in George Town Thursday. Police said the 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine and has been bailed as the investigation continues. No other details ha [...]

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Third man charged in Christmas Eve drug robbery

Third man charged in Christmas Eve drug robbery

| 24/05/2018
(CNS): Some five months after a robbery of seized drugs that washed up on an East End beach police have charged a third man in the criminal conspiracy. The unnamed 47-year-old-man from the district was charged yesterday with conspiracy to commit robbery and supply cocaine, and was expected to appea [...]

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Second customs officer arrested in latest drug case

Second customs officer arrested in latest drug case

| 18/05/2018
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Customs Department is another man down after a second officer was arrested last night in connection with the latest probe at the department into suspected drug smuggling. The man was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to import ganja into the Cayman Islands, which follows [...]

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Drugs and gun earn ‘gang target’ 8 years in jail

Drugs and gun earn ‘gang target’ 8 years in jail

| 18/05/2018 | 14 Comments
(CNS): Javier Howell, who has been subjected to assault and bullying at HMP Northward because he has been perceived by gang members in the prison as an informant, was handed an eight-year prison term Wednesday following his conviction for an illegal gun and more than 120 grams of cocaine. The 26-ye [...]

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Drug dealer jumps bail ahead of sentence

Drug dealer jumps bail ahead of sentence

| 14/05/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Three of four men who were awaiting sentencing in a long-running drug conspiracy case were jailed for up to three years Friday, but one of the men failed to turn up to court and a warrant was issued for his arrest. The men, who were found guilty of being party dealers who were selling [&helli [...]

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Local man enters 11th hour plea in gun case

Local man enters 11th hour plea in gun case

| 04/05/2018 | 8 Comments
(CNS): Javier Howell (26) pleaded guilty Friday to possession of an unlicensed gun, ammunition and more than 120 grammes of cocaine just days before he was due to stand trial, having previously denied the allegations. Emily Patrick, who was also charged with possession of ammunition in the same cas [...]

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Drugs not cause of prison congestion

Drugs not cause of prison congestion

| 23/04/2018 | 95 Comments
(CNS): HMP Northward is currently at breaking point when it comes to inmate numbers but the police have dismissed the popular misconception that the jail is being filled up with large numbers of young men, in particular, who have been being convicted and jailed merely for smoking ganja. The RCIPS ha [...]

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Numbers suspect arrested for money laundering

Numbers suspect arrested for money laundering

| 23/04/2018
(CNS): A Bodden Town man has been arrested on a number of serious charges including money laundering after he was collared by police Saturday in a joint operation by the RCIPS, customs and immigration, where he was suspected of illegal gambling. The RCIPS said the 47-year-old man was seen trying to [...]

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