Tag: drug smuggling

Active drug bust underway in Breakers

Active drug bust underway in Breakers

| 18/02/2019

(CNS): Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers were still on the scene of what appears to be an active drug bust in Breakers Monday lunchtime after a suspicious vessel was spotted in the area at around 6:45 this morning. As a crowd gathered at the scene, the police urged people to stay away so that they […]

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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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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 mule dies after swallowing cocaine

Drug mule dies after swallowing cocaine

| 09/10/2018 | 46 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service says the unidentified 44-year-old man who was found dead at a residence in Prospect at around 10pm on Monday 1 October died after he had swallowed a large number of pellets containing drugs. The RCIPS said a post-mortem on the man, who had just returned to the Cayman […]

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Local man caught at airport with 9lbs of ganja

Local man caught at airport with 9lbs of ganja

| 10/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 34-year-old Cayman national was arrested Sunday on suspicion of importation of ganja, possession of ganja, possession of ganja with intent to supply, and trying to bribe a customs officer, after he was searched at the Owen Roberts International Airport. When the man arrived from Miami, he was stopped and searched by customs officers, […]

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Customs bag three suspect smugglers in three days

Customs bag three suspect smugglers in three days

| 23/07/2018 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The Customs Department arrested three people in separate suspected smuggling attempts over three days last week, as the new customs declaration systems kick in, freeing officers to focus on intelligence-led busts. The first interception of a suspect smuggler happened on Thursday, 19 July, at the Airport Post Office, when a 24-year-old local man collected a […]

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Jamaicans deny smuggling cocaine or gun

Jamaicans deny smuggling cocaine or gun

| 23/07/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Three Jamaican men have denied smuggling over 100 grammes of cocaine and a .38 Smith & Wesson revolver along with 49 rounds of ammunition. Fitzroy Ottey (41), Owen Reid (37) and Assad Walker (58) were arrested in March after the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Joint Marine Unit and the RCIPS helicopter intercepted the […]

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Authorities seize over $½M of ganja in two weeks

Authorities seize over $½M of ganja in two weeks

| 06/07/2018 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Local law enforcement authorities have seized nearly 700lbs of ganja, worth more than half a million dollars on the street, and arrested seven people over the last two weeks in joint operations at sea. The Joint Task Force of police and customs officers is having a marked impact on drug smuggling, which is increasingly […]

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Cops catch suspect ganja smugglers in East End

Cops catch suspect ganja smugglers in East End

| 25/06/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Police seized several hundred pounds of ganja after catching a pair of suspected drug smugglers red-handed off the coast of East End on Saturday. Two men from Bodden Town, aged 24 and 38, were arrested and charged and were due to appear in Summary Court on Monday, facing allegations of possession of ganja, possession […]

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