Tag: drug smuggling

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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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 | 90 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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