Tag: drug smuggling

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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Customs and CAL workers arrested for drug smuggling

Customs and CAL workers arrested for drug smuggling

| 14/05/2018
(CNS): Collector of Customs Charles Clifford has said there is absolutely no place in the Cayman Islands Customs Department for staff engaged in criminal activity, after another of his officers was arrested over allegations of drug smuggling along with a member of staff from Cayman Airways. The wo [...]

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Cops net ganja and gun in Jamaican canoe bust

Cops net ganja and gun in Jamaican canoe bust

| 15/03/2018
(CNS): Police netted a significant haul of ganja as well as a hand gun and ammunition in the latest canoe interdiction in Cayman waters. Three Jamaican nationals who were aboard the drug boat have been arrested and are currently in custody. The interdiction happened at around 11pm Wednesday night, w [...]

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Jamaican trio charged with list of crimes

Jamaican trio charged with list of crimes

| 12/03/2018
(CNS): Three men who were nabbed by the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit last week following the interdiction of a suspected drug canoe are facing a long list of charges, including possession of an unlicensed gun and drug importation. After a brief Summary Court appearance today, Owen Omar Reid, Fitzroy Ot [...]

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Police recover gun and ganja after canoe chase

Police recover gun and ganja after canoe chase

| 05/03/2018 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The police arrested three men and recovered a .38 caliber revolver handgun, 49 rounds of ammunition and several packages of ganja weighing around 250lbs after a canoe chase in the early hours of Friday morning involving the police helicopter and the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit. Just after midnigh [...]

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Cocaine beach robber suspect denies charges

Cocaine beach robber suspect denies charges

| 31/01/2018
(CNS): Marvin Grant (35), from North Side, has denied being the masked man armed with a machete on Christmas Eve who robbed staff at an East End resort as they were trying to guard a 60lb cocaine haul that had washed up on the beach in anticipation of the arrival of the police. Grant has pleaded [& [...]

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Five men charged after 700lb ganja bust

Five men charged after 700lb ganja bust

| 29/01/2018
(CNS): Five men who were intercepted by the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit in two separate boats last Thursday have been charged with various offences relating to both drug trafficking and human smuggling. Police seized more than 700lbs of ganja after tracking one of the boats to the West Bay shoreline, wh [...]

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Customs officer to face trial for drug smuggling

Customs officer to face trial for drug smuggling

| 29/01/2018
(CNS): David Lobo (32), from Bodden Town, has pleaded not guilty to charges relating to a drug smuggling conspiracy in which around 1.8kg of cocaine were smuggled into Cayman using Colombian artefacts. Lobo, who is currently suspended from his job as a customs officer on paid required leave, has den [...]

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Marine cops net two drug boats

Marine cops net two drug boats

| 27/01/2018
(CNS): The RCIPS Joint Marine Unit (JMU) has seized two boats and an undisclosed quantity of ganja and arrested five men in an operation which began in the early hours of Thursday morning. At about 4:30am on 25 January, the marine officers came across two boats acting suspiciously near the Big Chan [...]

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Customs net drug suspects in three separate cases

Customs net drug suspects in three separate cases

| 15/01/2018
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Customs Department has arrested four people over the last week in three separate drug smuggling cases. On Friday, 12 January, customs officers arrested a 35-year-old Caymanian man and a 34-year-old woman from Trinidad who is a permanent resident here. They are accused of i [...]

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Drug smugglers working over holidays

Drug smugglers working over holidays

| 27/12/2017 | 23 Comments
(CNS): Three men are set to appear in court Wednesday after two separate incidents relating to drug smuggling around Grand Cayman. On Saturday, 23 December, officers from the RCIPS marine and air units intercepted a suspect blue and white drug canoe and seized an undisclosed quantity of ganja. Then [...]

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