Cops seize drugs after canoe interception

| 17/05/2011

(CNS): Four Jamaican nationals have been arrested following a police operation at the weekend in which a drug canoe was seized coming into Grand Cayman. Police said that 275lbs of ganja had been recovered during the operation off the north coast on Saturday night. Shortly after 10.00 p.m. 14 May officers on maritime patrol sighted what was determined to be a Jamaican canoe. The helicopter was notified and after a short pursuit the marine vessel intercepted the vessel. Officers from the task force were notified they attended the location on the beach, where the vessel was first sighted, and the drugs haul was recovered. All of the men were arrested for illegal entry into the Cayman Islands as well as suspicion of importation of drugs. 

Investigations are on-going at this time and all four men remain in custody.

"This is yet another example of how the RCIPS combined resources of the Air OperationsUnit and our joint marine assets are successfully protecting our borders and preventing illegal drugs reaching the dealers and streets of the Cayman Islands,” said Superintendent Kurt Walton.  This latest intervention should send a very clear message to anyone thinking about bringing drugs or guns into our country."

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Good news!! The Marine Department has done a wonderful job. You guys keep up the good works, keep them out, because this is one of our biggest problems for  many years.  Who was this shipment consigned to??   Let's find  out and send a clearer message on this end. 






  2. Anonymous says:

    The  patrolling of the countries coastline/s & water-ways should be considered a mandatory element of policing. Stop all vessels with no running lights & search them. Those vessel owners with no lights given a warning to get them fixed. Great job to the agencies that made the arrest, even if only a small haul. Support the Police service's for everyones sake. 

  3. Anonymous says:

    Can the cops please post a listing of all the unsolved crime on the island and the rewards for any information leading to an arrest/conviction.    Its a recession going on here!   And information is NOT FREE!   You get me some $ and I will get you your information!

  4. Anonymous says:

    There was quite a bit of moonlit boat traffic last weekend in and out of the cuts without nav lights.  I know there isn't that much fresh swordfish on local menus, so it makes one wonder how many other boats regularly get through.  Has the cloaked nighttime traffic become so regular that seaside residents are accustomed to the irregularity?


  5. Anonymous says:

    Just legalize the stuff and you can use your money for something better.


  6. Anonymous says:

    Hahahahahaha I am sure they are really scared now by that utterance  give me a break! 275 lbs Wow! that is a major haul there patna. Meanwhile on shore the island is left to the mercy of the criminal element, who are tunnelling to the bank beating up visitors and robbing business person of what little they have. Why is it they cant ever same to tell the truth about how these situation occur first they were on patrol now thats srike me as odd and next there on the beach where the canoe was first sighted at night. If they can't even tell the truth about the small things how are they going to tell the truth with large situations. Wartch how they milk this for ever once of media coverage 2011 malor haul bigger than the budget. what a sorriful state of affairs we find ourselves in. Congrats police Marine unit you made us look good.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Good Job-Drugs(like the famous ganja )& Crime ALL connected

  8. Well done RCIPS says:

    I always said that despite the costs, the helicopter would be a blessing, and it surely is proving to be just that.

    Well done RCIPS.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Well done to those involved in these arrests.

    Hopefully this is not the end. The arrest and prosecution of the "big men"  who finance and organise these lower level criminals would be most welcome.

    • Anonymous says:

      Clean it all up-from top to bottom – and I bet you will see a drop in other crimes – not foolishness, most criminals claim to be under the influence when committing crimes -crime & drugs connected.