Tag: drug smuggling

Sentences stick for ganja smugglers

Sentences stick for ganja smugglers

| 25/05/2021 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The Court of Appeal has upheld the sentences handed down last year to three Jamaican men who were caught in drug canoe attempting to smuggle over 670lbs of ganja into the Cayman Islands. All three men had admitted the charges but argued that the jail time they received was too long. Linton Nypole Pillarchie, […]

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GT man refuses to answer gun, ganja charges

GT man refuses to answer gun, ganja charges

| 03/05/2021

(CNS): Dencle Vic Barnes (51) from George Town refused to answer charges in Grand Court Friday after claiming that his rights had been violated. Barnes is facing serious charges, including the possession of two unlicensed guns and 60 rounds of ammunition as well as importing around 70lbs of ganja, in relation to an incident in […]

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Beachgoers find ganja and wrecked boat

Beachgoers find ganja and wrecked boat

| 30/03/2021 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Members of the public walking along the shoreline west of Spotts Dock on Saturday morning came across a wrecked boat containing a package of ganja. RCIPS officers responded to the report and recovered the drugs and the vessel, which police said had received extensive damage. Police said, “There was also no sign that persons […]

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Coastguard hauls over 700lbs of ganja from sea

Coastguard hauls over 700lbs of ganja from sea

| 24/03/2021

(CNS): Two local men have been arrested following a drug operation this week in which the police helicopter spotted and interrupted what appeared to be a drug transfer at sea between a local boat and a Jamaican canoe. The RCIPS said that the Air Operations Unit was conducting security patrols Monday afternoon when the spotted […]

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Co-conspirator accuses local in guns-ganja case

Co-conspirator accuses local in guns-ganja case

| 02/03/2021

(CNS): Dencle Vic Barnes (50) from George Town has been charged with serious firearms and drug offences based on evidence given by his alleged co-conspirator in a case based on a discovery by police at Spotts Beach last year. Barnes is facing a number of charges relating to the importation of 45lbs of ganja and […]

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Offenders await deportation in 7MB hotels

Offenders await deportation in 7MB hotels

| 22/02/2021 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Several foreign nationals who have committed offences in the Cayman Island but who have served their prison time are being housed in hotels around the Seven Mile Beach area, at public expense, as they wait to be deported. CNS has submitted a number of questions about the issue to the authorities but no one […]

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Recovery search fails to find missing man

Recovery search fails to find missing man

| 02/12/2020

(CNS): Following a week long search, the police and coast guard have been unable to find the body of a man lost at sea following a drug interdiction last Tuesday. The missing Jamaican man had jumped overboard when police intercepted a suspect drug canoe off the coast of East End in rough seas. Given the […]

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Men charged over $1M ganja haul

Men charged over $1M ganja haul

| 30/11/2020

(CNS): Three Jamaican nationals have been charged with illegal landing and importing about 988lbs of ganja. They appeared in court Friday and were remanded in custody. Police said the ganja recovered during the incident had an estimated value of CI$1 million. The men, aged 41, 48 and 52, were arrested last week following an interdiction […]

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Suspect ganja smuggler feared lost at sea

Suspect ganja smuggler feared lost at sea

| 26/11/2020

(CNS): After a two-day search and rescue mission failed to find a man who jumped overboard during a drug bust at sea on Tuesday night, the Cayman Islands Coast Guard and police have changed the mission into a search and recovery operation. Efforts continued today, Thursday 26 November, but given the elapsed time, rough sea […]

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Sea search on for suspect ganja smuggler

Sea search on for suspect ganja smuggler

| 25/11/2020

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Coast Guard is searching for a man who jumped overboard last night from a suspected ganja canoe that had been under pursuit two miles off the coast of East End. A release from the RCIPS said that at around 11:30pm Tuesday, the coast guard had come across the suspicious boat and […]

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Local men jailed over ganja smuggling

Local men jailed over ganja smuggling

| 02/10/2020 | 53 Comments

(CNS): Three Caymanian men who were caught in a drug interception in June 2018 were all jailed on Thursday for between three and four years for their part in the smuggling operation. Barton Elsworth Rivers, Deno Kalifa McInnis and Jonathan Ashley Moore were charged and convicted late last year with one count of conspiracy to […]

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