Tag: RCIPS Joint Marine Unit

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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Cops find 400lbs ganja on boat off Grand Cayman

Cops find 400lbs ganja on boat off Grand Cayman

| 14/09/2019

(CNS) UPDATED MONDAY: The 34-year-old man from West Bay and 35-year-old man from George Town arrested early Saturday morning have both been charged with importing and possessing ganja with intent to supply. The men were netted by the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit which found around 400lbs ganja, with an estimated street value of CI$400,000, aboard […]

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Novice smugglers admit carrying 450lbs ganja

Novice smugglers admit carrying 450lbs ganja

| 02/09/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Four Jamaican nationals, who have been on remand for almost one year after being charged with smuggling ganja, appeared in court for a sentencing hearing Friday, when the judge heard that none of them were experienced seamen. As the facts behind the smuggling charges were outlined for the judge, it emerged that they had […]

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Suspect ganja smugglers charged in 1,000lb haul

Suspect ganja smugglers charged in 1,000lb haul

| 30/07/2019

(CNS): Rovan Johnson (33) and Albert Campbell (59) appeared in court Monday, charged with the possession of over 1,000lbs of ganja that was intended for importation to Cayman. The two Jamaican nationals were remanded in custody until 19 August, when they are expected to answer the charges. The drugs and the boat the men were […]

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Marine cops net 1,000lbs of ganja

Marine cops net 1,000lbs of ganja

| 26/07/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS Joint Marine Unit with the help of the police helicopter has seized 1,000lbs of ganja from what appears to be another drug canoe that was on its way to Cayman. Two Jamaican nationals who were on board were arrested and remain in custody as police investigate the circumstances surrounding the drug haul, […]

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Coast guard and RCIPS join cross-border bust

Coast guard and RCIPS join cross-border bust

| 08/07/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Coast Guard (CICG) recently participated in an international operation that netted 14 suspected smugglers, over 5,000lbs of ganja worth almost $4 million on the street, two maritime vessels, one gun, 91 rounds of ammunition and US$9,000. Operation Rip Tide, which also involved the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit, the United States Coast […]

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Marine offences increase over 60%

Marine offences increase over 60%

| 08/05/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman Islands awaits the promised expansion of its marine park laws, the police have revealed that marine offences increased by 62% last year when compared to 2017. Although the police do not routinely record animal-related offences in their annual statistics, because of an increase in public interest surrounding these types of crimes […]

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JMU rescues three poorly equipped vessels

JMU rescues three poorly equipped vessels

| 02/10/2018 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Officers on board the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit vessel, the Niven D, answered three separate distress calls on Sunday afternoon, from two wave runners and a boat. In each case the officers found that those aboard were poorly equipped and ill-prepared to be at sea. As weekend calls for help and rescue increase, the […]

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Police chase teen burglary suspects into sea

Police chase teen burglary suspects into sea

| 20/07/2018 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Police rounded up three teenagers suspected of breaking into a home on Sandalwood Crescent in George Town on Thursday morning, after receiving a call that a burglary was in progress. When the officers arrived they spotted three boys, who fled the property by breaking through a rear glass door. Police chased the three teenagers […]

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Chopper and JMU rescue kite-surfer

Chopper and JMU rescue kite-surfer

| 19/06/2018 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The police helicopter and the Joint Marine Unit were deployed Saturday afternoon to rescue a kite-surfer who found himself in trouble out at sea off the coast of Barkers. The police received a report from the surfer’s friends, who had lost sight of him when they were all out on the water at around […]

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Unlit sailboat badly damaged in collision

Unlit sailboat badly damaged in collision

| 12/06/2018 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS Joint Marine Unit is investigating a collision in the North Sound yesterday evening when a 35ft power boat struck a unmanned sailboat that was anchored without mooring lights in the area of Duck Pond. The boating accident happened just after 7:30pm Monday, when the Carbo Express vessel, travelling from Cayman Kai, collided […]

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