Tag: drug smuggling

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 [...]

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Jamaicans deny smuggling cocaine or gun

Jamaicans deny smuggling cocaine or gun

| 23/07/2018
(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 th [...]

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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 smugg [...]

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Cops catch suspect ganja smugglers in East End

Cops catch suspect ganja smugglers in East End

| 25/06/2018
(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 posses [...]

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CAL employee admits ganja smuggling in US

CAL employee admits ganja smuggling in US

| 30/05/2018 | 80 Comments
(CNS): Corey James Miller (29) has pleaded guilty to drug smuggling in a Florida federal court after the Cayman Airways worker was arrested last month at Miami Airport in what is suspected to be a long-running smuggling conspiracy. US court records indicate that Miller, who is from George Town, was [...]

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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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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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