Tag: drug smuggling

CBC bags more drugs at post office

CBC bags more drugs at post office

| 02/07/2019

(CNS): The Customs and Border Control Agency arrested three people last week in another drug bust that involved the misuse of the postal service. On Monday, 24 June, officers at the courier section examining international packages selected several for inspection, one of which was described as containing clothes from the US, but inside officers found […]

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Two charged over 550lb drug haul

Two charged over 550lb drug haul

| 02/07/2019

(CNS): Two men suspected of trying to smuggle over 550lbs of ganja into the Cayman Islands at the weekend were remanded in custody Tuesday, shortly after police charged them both with drug-related offences. Odane Holness (25) from Jamaica, who has also been charged with illegal landing, and Jerome Terry (39) from Bodden Town appeared briefly […]

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Cops reel in another drug canoe

Cops reel in another drug canoe

| 01/07/2019

(CNS) Two local men and one Jamaican are currently in custody after police came across what they suspected was a drug-loaded canoe while on patrol on the beach around Prospect Point early Friday morning. According to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, the officers spotted two men near a beached white canoe with several bags […]

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800lbs of ganja lands deck hands in jail

800lbs of ganja lands deck hands in jail

| 12/06/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Two Jamaica nationals who assisted in the smuggling of more than 800lbs of ganja were given around 2½ years jail time each by a magistrate on Tuesday. Xavier Shane Watson (40) and Malson Campbell (66) were arrested and charged in March after the boat they were on was chased, rammed and fired on by […]

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Four men face trial after denying drug conspiracy

Four men face trial after denying drug conspiracy

| 06/05/2019

(CNS): Four men from Cayman and Jamaica have denied charges of conspiring to import over 200lbs of ganja after they were intercepted by police in East End last June. Deno Kalifa Ennis, Barton Elsworth Rivers, Jonathan Ashley Moore and Nickarthur Romane Sanderson will now face trial in November in connection with the drug bust. Around […]

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Lobo gets 16 years for drug smuggling

Lobo gets 16 years for drug smuggling

| 30/03/2019 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Former customs officer David Karl Lobo (33) was handed a sixteen-year jail term on Friday by acting Grand Court judge, Dame Justice Dobbs, who described him as an intelligent man who played a leading role in the cocaine smuggling operation for which he was convicted earlier this year. Lobo was the only one of […]

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Ex-customs officer facing long jail term

Ex-customs officer facing long jail term

| 28/03/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): David Lobo (33), a former customs officer convicted in a cocaine smuggling ring with four other men earlier this year, is expected to be given a lengthy jail term on Friday after the lawyers in the case made their final submission to a judge this week. Lobo, who is from Bodden Town, was the […]

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Ex-customs officer stood to gain $90k in drug case

Ex-customs officer stood to gain $90k in drug case

| 27/02/2019 | 43 Comments

(CNS): David Lobo (33), a former customs officer from Bodden Town who was convicted of smuggling almost two kilos of cocaine into Cayman, stood to gain more than $90,000 from the sale of the drugs brought here by a South American drug gang if the authorities had not busted the conspiracy, a senior prosecutor told […]

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Active drug bust underway in Breakers

Active drug bust underway in Breakers

| 18/02/2019

(CNS): Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers were still on the scene of what appears to be an active drug bust in Breakers Monday lunchtime after a suspicious vessel was spotted in the area at around 6:45 this morning. As a crowd gathered at the scene, the police urged people to stay away so that they […]

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Customs officer found guilty in drug conspiracy

Customs officer found guilty in drug conspiracy

| 04/01/2019 | 138 Comments

(CNS): Former customs officer David Lobo, who was charged for conspiring with a South American drug gang to smuggle almost three kilos of cocaine into Cayman via Cuba on two separate occasions, was convicted on Friday on one of the two counts against him and has been remanded in custody. Lobo faced two conspiracy charges […]

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Witnesses lied to cut their own jail time, says lawyer

Witnesses lied to cut their own jail time, says lawyer

| 02/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Two men who have pleaded guilty to a cocaine smuggling conspiracy lied when they gave evidence in court last month, the lawyer representing customs officer David Lobo (33) told a jury Wednesday, as she urged them to look closely at the evidence when they deliberate the case. As Amelia Fosuhene summed up her client’s […]

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