Cops seize cocaine in bar

| 22/07/2009

(CNS): Police said today that the Drugs Task Force (DTF) arrested one man, seized a vehicle and took 49 grams of cocaine, which were packaged and ready for sale, off the streets during an operation at a West Bay Road bar last Wednesday, 15 July.  Police did not name the bar or offer a value for the drugs. However, it is understood that cocaine has a street value of around CI$75 per gram, meaning this haul would have netted around $3,675 had it been sold.

The man was arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine with intent to supply and has been released on bail pending analysis of the drugs. Police added that the DTF is committed to identifying and arresting those involved in the use and supply of illegal substances.

Anyone who can assist in the fight against drugs can contact the DTF directly on 949-7710. People can also call Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling Crime Stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Trust me, I realize that Caymanian men and women can and do hold down very highly regarded positions in our local economy, think about this, what if I know for certain that there are SOME locals living on SMB who are only living there because they are part and parcel of the system that is giving YOUR kids drugs? Often free of charge to get them hooked in the first place? I am being neither racist nor zenophobic, I am a Caymanian! I just don’t have my head up my a** and I see Cayman for what it is. Sad but true.

    So stop berating me and start listening before it is YOUR kids involved and before it is people YOU know who are hooked on drugs. Shit happens – even in Cayman.

    • backstroke says:

      I know that you all are saying caymanian business men/women, but how about the expat bar tenders, water sports etc, a lot of these induldge in the contraband that you are castigatingthe caymanians for, I am not saying that some caymanians dont do this, BUT, I know of some bartenders and watersports guys that are using and selling this stuff, so stop being a hypocrite.

  2. Anonymous says:

    If the Police need to swoop down on the businesses on SMB that are owned by Caymanians they will not have much work to do. There  is only a handful of them. But why only the businesses that are owned by Caymanians?

  3. Anonymous says:

    As far as I can tell the police need to swoop on most SMB properties that are owned by Caymanian’s, especially those by the popular night spots ie. Next Level, how on earth do these relatively young men pay the rents of $3000 a month plus? Living in a penthouse apartment? Regular job? Streams of people going by your place for an "after party"? Get real…….wake up RCIP!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      "As far as I can tell the police need to swoop on most SMB properties that are owned by Caymanian’s".

      Had this statement been made about properties owned by any other nationality it would immediately have been condemned as racist and xenophobic.   


    • Anonymous says:

      Just my 2 cents worth – why would you think that it is only the young Caymanian men that would be doing this – and what is classified as a regular job?  Lawyers, doctors and accountants make a lot of money including other professions as well – I guess you dont realise that our young Caymanian men and woman could hold those type of positions

  4. JK says:

    To Anon E Must


    To answer your questions and unfair criticism..

    1) there was one arrest due to the earlier BT throwing and two arrests to the latest incidents..

    2) Police were originally waiting for the elections office to present their information and file a report which was not surprisingly not forthcoming….another example of the elections office sitting on their hands when they should have done something ie BT debacle.. 

    Get some facts before you criticise ….

  5. Lozzy says:

    If it’s any consolation, maybe you could include the $13m that Paul Dewing seized before he was unlawfully fired by Dixon to that total…. biggest single seizure in the history of the RCIPS, i think….


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  7. Anonymous says:

    Well done.

    Hopefully this will be followed up with many more arrests of those who supply the low levvel drug dealers and those who import illegal guns into our country.

  8. Clearviewer says:

    Kudos to the cops, this is what we need to see and hear.

  9. Thankful says:

    great job…great pro-active policing.  Keep the pressure and heat up.  Thank you RCIPS.

  10. CVE says:

    I will congratulate the RCIPS on a job well done, since they get little credit (sometimes undue) around here. No police system is perfect and ours is a perfect example. It has a far way to go and the community has a lot of suggestions on how RCIPS can improve itself. Let’s commend them when it’s due and offer constructive criticism when it’s due. But more importantly, let’s assist them when it really counts, like when you notice suspicious characters in your neighbourhood, when you’re a witness to a violent crime (SPEAK UP), and generally being aware of our surroundings.

    • Anon E Must says:

      "I will congratulate the RCIPS on a job well done, since they get little credit (sometimes undue) around here."

      Let me be the first to say they get alot of credit.

      Where was the credit for the Fire Department after Ivan when they were directing traffic clearining roads and probably landing planes also. All I saw was police officer photos yet it was the fire department who fed people all thru the storm and even well into the next day.

      If my memory serves me only two cops showed up and one was the commissioner.

      I am still waiting to hear about:

      1) The Rock thrower in BT – Has this been solved?

      2) The GT Elections debacle – Has this even been looked at?

      YES. You did a good job here but continue that before I glorify you too much. 1 out of 10 does not impress me that much. Keep going lets see if the numbers start to even out some.

      I am still interested in hear about #1 & #2 above or have these been swept under the carpet.



      • Mr. Abide says:

        Come on, give the Police a break. Why are  you mouning. Did the Police gave you a ticket or caught you driving drunk. Please you need to do better than this. And the Fire officers, we all know they do a great job. But they don’t get criticized because they don’t tell people to slow down, to bukle up their seatbelts and of course they don’t arrest people when driving under the influence of alcohol. Do your part and be happy about it. Drugs out off the street equals less problems for the community.

        Well done! RCIPS keep up the good work and don’t listen to this vindictive people

        And by the way, I’m not a Police…. at least not here in Cayman.

      • Tiger says:

        Yes well done those cops! But before we start handing out medals for doing their job, let’s just hope the seized drugs are not, urm… lost, or misplaced!!!

        Oh, and Anon E Must, I think you’ll find that the then Commissioner went missing after Ivan and was one of those NOT reporting for duty for the first week. In fact if you had your radio on you would have heard an announcement request he reports for duty!!!

  11. Anonymous says:


    Keep up the good work.

    $56,000,000 minus $3675 = $55,996,325 left to go to break even this year.