Tag: drug smuggling

Locals arrested for cocaine smuggling

Locals arrested for cocaine smuggling

| 06/12/2019

(CNS): Customs and Border Control (CBC) officers have arrested a 27-year-old Caymanian woman and a 44-year-old Caymanian man in connection with efforts to smuggle an undisclosed quantity of cocaine into Grand Cayman. The woman was arrested at the Owen Roberts International Airport on a flight from the Sister Islands on 1 December with the drugs, […]

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Ganja smugglers jailed for six years

Ganja smugglers jailed for six years

| 06/11/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Two Jamaican nationals caught with more than a 1,000lbs of ganja on board a canoe this summer have been jailed for six years. In one of the stiffest penalties yet handed down to ganja smugglers, Rovan Pemo Johnson (33) and Albert Roy Campbell (59), who admitted trying to smuggle the haul with an estimated […]

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Jamaicans admit smuggling 1000lbs of ganja

Jamaicans admit smuggling 1000lbs of ganja

| 23/09/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Rovan Pemo Johnson (33) and Albert Roy Campbell (59) pleaded guilty to trafficking more than 1000lbs of ganja when they appeared in court Friday. The two Jamaicans were apprehended by the Joint Marine Unit in July after their boat was spotted adrift 38 miles off the coast of Grand Cayman. The drug haul was […]

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Ganja smugglers take plea deal over gun

Ganja smugglers take plea deal over gun

| 17/09/2019 | 3 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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