$3M of coke found on Brac

| 22/04/2013

coke (236x300).jpg(CNS): Local law enforcement officials have recovered a massive haul of cocaine on Cayman Brac, which appears to have washed up on the beach. Around 61lbs of the drug in 25 packages was discovered by the customs K9 on Sunday afternoon between Brac Reef Resort and the old Divi Tiara Resort on the South side of the island. A police spokesperson said that 24 of the packages were tightly sealed and measured around 8x6x2, while the last packet was loose and was seen to contain a small amount of a white substance resembling cocaine. The total weight of the drugs found was 61lbs, which, if confirmed as cocaine, would have a street value of around $3 milllion.

Following the discovery of the massive haul, an aerial, beach and land search was carried out by officers of the RCIP, customs and the RCIP Air Support Unit. The suspected drugs were taken to Grand Cayman and are currently in police custody. It is now the subject of an investigation by the Drugs and Serious Crime Task Force and will be destroyed as soon as all forensic opportunities are explore.

The RCIP is asking anyone with information on this discovery to contact any of the police stations or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS).

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  1. Da Brackster says:

    This is but a fraction of what comes ashore on the Brac and LC and some would like this to be kept really quite the only success we really ever had with this situation up here in the Brac was about 10 or so years ago when we had da real police who took a real interest in CB & LC recovering and destroying it right here on the Brac witnessed by our own JPs instead on sending it down to Cayman where all sort of strange things happens to it, yes gone are the  the days of  Inspector Seales and the Sarge and as for this burglary situation that would have been sorted out real quick too 4 sure. No one since him has taken the time or interest or even cared about what happens up here. We miss u guys

  2. Paradise lost again says:

    Ther is no way this much blow was destined for the Brac.  Somebody dumped the load, either by mistake or to avoid detection.  Makes walking the beach on the Brac a little more interesting. 

  3. Anonymou says:

    Can the government conficscate any vessel used for smuggling?

    Hope there drugs aren't stolen from lock up.

  4. Anonymous says:

    A shudda my back yard dat wash up pon i wud be skippin on water right now lol

  5. Anonymous says:

    who said there was nothing good in the brac?????

  6. noname says:

    Well it not for them, Brackas prefers Pepsi.

  7. Anonymous says:

    They should sell it… might make up for some of the money that has been thrown at churches lately…

  8. Say Wha? says:

    Statement:  A police spokesperson said that 24 of the packages were tightly sealed and measured around 8x6x2, while the last packet was loose and was seen to contain a small amount of a white substance resembling cocaine.

    Translation:  The last packet was conveniently open and taste-tested…  Apparently 99% of the powder was missing…

    Statement:  The suspected drugs were taken to Grand Cayman and are currently in police custody. 

    Translation:  The drugs were taken to Grand Cayman and were miraculously not lost in transit.  Unfortunately, once they arrived in Grand Cayman and reentered into police custody, nobody has any idea what has happened to them.

    Statement:  It is now the subject of an investigation by the Drugs and Serious Crime Task Force and will be destroyed as soon as all forensic opportunities are explore.

    Translation:  The Drugs and not-so Serious Crime Task Force were distracted by some guy smoking a roadside spliff and have ambushed him en mass.  Unfortunately, this has led them to completely forget about the 61lbs of cocaine, which has since been secretly redistributed among friend of friends of friends.

    Statement:  The RCIP is asking anyone with information on this discovery to contact any of the police stations or Crime Stoppers…

    Translation (version 1):  The RCIP is looking for an easy scapegoat to throw the book at, generally the person calling in.

    Translation (version 2):  The RCIP is looking for a sucker to call in, in order to accidentally leak his/her name to the criminal element out there.

    Translation (version 3):  The RCIP is asking for someone to call in, so that they look like they're actually doing something other than talking on their cell phones.  Any and all tips will be disregarded or investigated 5 years later.

    Translation (version 4):  The RCIP are useless and need the public to figure things out for them. 

    • Crab in a Bucket says:

      Get out of my bucket you negative nellie!!!  There are enough crabs in here already.  Kudos to the RCIP!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      'Translation: The Drugs and not-so Serious Crime Task Force'. Really.

      So the invetigation into the robberies at Scotiabank, West Star TV, Texaco gas station, Cayman National Bank, the Sprint Courier on Eastern Avenue, Kirk Freeport, all drugs canoe investigations, all amongst other invetigations: are none of these offences serious crimes. Because they have ALL been investigated by the Drugs and Serious Crimes Task Force. As funny as your post was, I am laughing AT you, not with you.

      • Say Wha? says:

        Goodness gracious, by all means, keep laughing at me – it's your right to do so.  Beside, you appear a bit stressed – perhaps the laughing will calm you down a bit.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Uh oh. Somebody in big trouble

  10. Anonymous says:

    Love Coca Cola.

  11. Anonymous says:

    61 pounds = about 27000 grams @100\\gram = about 27 million$ not 3m

    • Anonymous says:

      They were not going to gram out a load like this. It would be sold by the kilo. 6lb. 134 kilos @ 25000 = 3,350,000. Or so I saw in a movie. Then it would get stepped on. And might produce…150 kilos. Depending on the quality. Then…..

      In any event I’m glad this is off the street so everyone can enjoy alcohol and tobacco. Without having to worry about some drug addicted weirdos destroying society.

    • Anonymous says:

      Glad you're not my dealer!!  Check your calculators working, then try again, and it comes out at 2,766,900 dollars

    • P A Rody says:

      Bulk discount

    • Anonymous says:

      Your math needs to be brushed up on.  27,000 @ 100 per gram actually works out to 2 million 700 thousand or to round it out it is approximately  $3 million.  Whoever said it should be sold to benefit the Brac definitely does not have the good of the Cayman Islands at heart.

    • Anonymous says:

      Try that one more time, 27000 * 100 = 2,700,000 or 2.7 million

    • Anonymous says:

      Exactly, or maybe what the estimated take from the cutting here was probably $3M. Ethier that or it was only 10% active ingredient?? Someone obviously can't do math, or planning to conveniently lose some. Has the street price really dropped that much in the Brac???

    • Anonymous says:

      27,000*100=$2,700,000 or approx $3M…

  12. Anonymous says:

    Well done RCIPS! Too bad the drop off craft was'nt nabbed also.

  13. Will Ya Listen! says:

    Boy, and I thought giving money to the churches was bad.

  14. Anonymou says:

    Lets hope the RCIP keep a close eye on these drugs as drugs have gone missing from George Town lock up in the past.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Kudos to the RCIPS!

  16. SSM345 says:

    Last time a haul like this was locked up at GT Police Station, it miraculously disappeared from the vault, anyone remember that one? Maybe its the same load.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Good work K9 – get that shit off the streets and off our island.