Tag: drug smuggling

Smugglers swallowed over 60 drug pellets

Smugglers swallowed over 60 drug pellets

| 11/12/2018
(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 [...]

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Messages tie customs officer to drug ring

Messages tie customs officer to drug ring

| 10/12/2018
(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 to [...]

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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 [...]

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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
(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 w [...]

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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 [...]

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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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