Tag: drug crime

Police bust gamblers and drug users

Police bust gamblers and drug users

| 31/01/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service conducted two drug operations over the weekend, one in East End and one on Cayman Brac, and also busted an illegal gambling ring in Bodden Town, arresting a total of seven people. On Friday, 25 January, police and customs officers on Cayman Brac searched a home on Dantzler Drive […]

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Customs officer found guilty in drug conspiracy

Customs officer found guilty in drug conspiracy

| 04/01/2019 | 138 Comments

(CNS): Former customs officer David Lobo, who was charged for conspiring with a South American drug gang to smuggle almost three kilos of cocaine into Cayman via Cuba on two separate occasions, was convicted on Friday on one of the two counts against him and has been remanded in custody. Lobo faced two conspiracy charges […]

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Witnesses lied to cut their own jail time, says lawyer

Witnesses lied to cut their own jail time, says lawyer

| 02/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Two men who have pleaded guilty to a cocaine smuggling conspiracy lied when they gave evidence in court last month, the lawyer representing customs officer David Lobo (33) told a jury Wednesday, as she urged them to look closely at the evidence when they deliberate the case. As Amelia Fosuhene summed up her client’s […]

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One charged in Cayman Brac drug bust

One charged in Cayman Brac drug bust

| 19/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: Police have seized several ounces of what they believe to be cocaine as well as an undisclosed quantity of ganja and have now charged one man following an early morning raid yesterday on Cayman Brac. A team of officers from the Joint Task Force, Joint Marine Unit, Air Operations Unit, Tactical Firearms Unit […]

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Smugglers swallowed over 60 drug pellets

Smugglers swallowed over 60 drug pellets

| 11/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(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 against customs officer David Lobo, the […]

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Messages tie customs officer to drug ring

Messages tie customs officer to drug ring

| 10/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(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 tourists via Panama and […]

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Drug bust leads cops to gaming birds

Drug bust leads cops to gaming birds

| 28/11/2018 | 0 Comments

(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 searched the outside of the […]

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Teenage suspects charged over ganja

Teenage suspects charged over ganja

| 15/11/2018 | 0 Comments

(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 court yesterday, police stated. They […]

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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. While […]

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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 | 0 Comments

(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 Grant, Fred Allon McLaughlin and Al Elford McLaughlin […]

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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 packages, the drugs were forensically examined […]

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