Tag: drug smuggling

Ganja smugglers take plea deal over gun

Ganja smugglers take plea deal over gun

| 17/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Three Jamaican men pleaded guilty on Tuesday to possessing an unlicensed gun and smuggling class A drugs, after the court agreed there were exceptional circumstances in the case and they would not have to serve the mandatory minimum sentence for the unlicensed firearm. Fitzroy Ottey (42), Owen Reid (38) and Assad Walker (59) had […]

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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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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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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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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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Suspect ganja smugglers charged in 1,000lb haul

Suspect ganja smugglers charged in 1,000lb haul

| 30/07/2019

(CNS): Rovan Johnson (33) and Albert Campbell (59) appeared in court Monday, charged with the possession of over 1,000lbs of ganja that was intended for importation to Cayman. The two Jamaican nationals were remanded in custody until 19 August, when they are expected to answer the charges. The drugs and the boat the men were […]

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Marine cops net 1,000lbs of ganja

Marine cops net 1,000lbs of ganja

| 26/07/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS Joint Marine Unit with the help of the police helicopter has seized 1,000lbs of ganja from what appears to be another drug canoe that was on its way to Cayman. Two Jamaican nationals who were on board were arrested and remain in custody as police investigate the circumstances surrounding the drug haul, […]

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Gold smuggling case expands to US, Panama

Gold smuggling case expands to US, Panama

| 23/07/2019

(CNS): The ongoing gold smuggling investigation, which began in the Cayman Islands in May after officials found cash hidden in the floor panelling of a private aircraft, has expanded to include law enforcement authorities in the United States and Panama. The RCIPS and the Cayman Customs and Border Control (CBC) Agency was already working with […]

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Gold was drugs profit, say UK officials

Gold was drugs profit, say UK officials

| 21/07/2019

(CNS): The UK’s National Crime Agency has said the gold that passed through the Cayman Islands earlier this year is associated with a South American drug cartel. Four men have already been arrested and charged here in connection with the shipments and cash found hidden in a private aircraft that brought the gold to Cayman […]

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CBC bags more drugs at post office

CBC bags more drugs at post office

| 02/07/2019

(CNS): The Customs and Border Control Agency arrested three people last week in another drug bust that involved the misuse of the postal service. On Monday, 24 June, officers at the courier section examining international packages selected several for inspection, one of which was described as containing clothes from the US, but inside officers found […]

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