Tag: drug smuggling

Customs seize ‘gift’ of ganja

Customs seize ‘gift’ of ganja

| 29/09/2020

(CNS): A 24-year-old Caymanian was arrested on suspicion of importing drugs after Customs and Border Control (CBC) discovered that a package marked as a gift destined for him contain a pound of ganja and a number of vape pens. The package arrived here from the United States and was inspected as part of the department’s […]

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980lbs ganja seized off North West Point

980lbs ganja seized off North West Point

| 28/09/2020

(CNS): Three men have been charged with importation of ganja and illegal landing after the Cayman Islands Coast Guard and RCIPS Air Operations Unit intercepted a drug canoe off North West Point in West Bay last Thursday. The open-water bust happened around 3:50am on 24 September, when the crew aboard the police helicopter on aerial […]

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15lbs of ganja found in soup cans

15lbs of ganja found in soup cans

| 21/09/2020

(CNS): A 29-year-old Caymanian man has been arrested on suspicion of importation of ganja after Customs and Border Control (CBC) found 15lbs of ganja hidden inside sealed soup cans in a shipment of groceries from Canada. The officers, who now work on intelligence-based leads, selected this shipment for inspection on 1 September and made the […]

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The drudgery of drug smuggling

The drudgery of drug smuggling

| 10/08/2020 | 88 Comments

Book review by Wendy Ledger: When the news broke last weekend that the infamous drug smuggler Leigh Ritch had finally published a book about his life as one of the youngest ever ganja traders in the region, expectations were high. But $16.99 and 137 pages later, who knew that life in the drug business was […]

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WB men arrested, 750lbs ganja hauled from sea

WB men arrested, 750lbs ganja hauled from sea

| 11/06/2020

(CNS) UPDATED: Cayman Islands Coast Guard officers recovered 750lbs of ganja from the sea some 14 miles off the coast of Grand Cayman yesterday, after crews from the new agency spotted a suspicious vessel while on border patrol. Two West Bay men, aged 33 and 36, have now been charged with possession and importation of […]

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Border ‘bubble’ breached by drug boat

Border ‘bubble’ breached by drug boat

| 25/05/2020

(CNS): A 46-year-old Jamaican national is said to be in isolation at HMP Northward after he was charged with importing two guns, ammunition and ganja and illegal landing in Cayman. The suspected drug and arms dealer breached Cayman’s border-bubble at 5am last Thursday (21 May) near Spotts Beach.

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Cops net 673lbs ganja at sea

Cops net 673lbs ganja at sea

| 18/03/2020

(CNS): Three Jamaican men were charged last week with possession of and trying to import ganja into the Cayman Islands after the canoe they were on was interdicted by marine cops. On 12 March the RCIPS helicopter, which was on proactive patrol, spotted the boat with the men on board around 30-40 miles from Grand […]

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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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