Tag: drug smuggling

Appeal stalled as Lobo seeks new lawyer

Appeal stalled as Lobo seeks new lawyer

| 03/09/2021 | 15 Comments

(CNS): David Lobo (35), a former customs officer who was convicted in January 2019 and is now serving a 16-year sentence for drug smuggling, is seeking a new lawyer to argue his appeal. Lobo’s challenge to his conviction was due to be heard by the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal on Friday, but the case […]

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Customs seize concealed ganja edibles

Customs seize concealed ganja edibles

| 20/08/2021 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Customs and Border Control said that they are worried about the “innocent appearance” of some cannabis edibles that were recently seized by officers and have released images of the ganja candies and cookies to remind residents that these are prohibited substances in the Cayman Islands.

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Customs find ganja among household goods

Customs find ganja among household goods

| 26/07/2021 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Customs and Border Control has opened an investigation after officers found an undisclosed quantity of ganja during a search on Thursday, 22 July, of household goods being imported into Cayman. No other details were offered by officials but the limited information comes in the wake of recent comments by Police Commissioner Derek Byrne that […]

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Coastguard finds canoe and drugs but no crew

Coastguard finds canoe and drugs but no crew

| 23/07/2021 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Coast Guard recovered a capsized canoe off the coast of South Sound on Thursday after responding to a report around 9am. The officers found several packages in the boat that they believe contain ganja but there was no sign of any crew. After searching the surrounding area and the reef with […]

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Men found guilty of drug trafficking

Men found guilty of drug trafficking

| 02/07/2021 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Four Jamaican nationals intercepted by the police and coastguard off the coast of East End in March this year have been convicted of trafficking some 400lbs of ganja following a four-week trial. The jury returned the guilty verdict Thursday afternoon after seeing compelling evidence of the men’s guilt in exceptional quality video footage from […]

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We never had ganja on boat, says canoe captain

We never had ganja on boat, says canoe captain

| 22/06/2021

(CNS): Marvin Brown, a Jamaican national and admitted captain of a suspected ganja canoe intercepted by the RCIPS and coastguard earlier this year, told a court Tuesday that he had no ganja on the boat when he and three other men were arrested after an ocean chase off the coast of East End. Brown and […]

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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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