Mystery packages removed

| 26/04/2013

(CNS): Updated 2pm – The Airport Post Office in Dorcy Drive, George Town was evacuated this morning because of suspicious packages that turned up in the post. The substance inside the packages has now been removed for testing, police have confirmed, and staff have been decontaminated. An RCIPS spokesperson said the substance, which was found within a mail bag at the post office earlier today, will be tested by the Department of Environmental Health but did not state what type of material it is beleived to be. The emergency services were alerted at about 11:40 this morning, when staff reported finding a suspicious substance within a mail bag at the location.

"Emergency services attended the scene and, in line with normal protocols, staff members were evacuated and the premises closed until an assessment could take place," the RCIPS said.

The mail bag, and the letters and packages contained within it, have been quarantined. In addition, staff members were decontaminated at the scene. No one was injured and there was no requirement for anyone to attend hospital.

The post office has now reopened but the customs department is still closed, so customers will not be able to collect packages. Police said that enquiries into the incident are continuing.

Category: Local News

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Worst postal service ever.

    • Anonymous101 says:

      Why do you call them the worse?  They are taking no chances. Suppose you pick a mail package that had ricin in it or some poisonous substance, you wouldnt be here commenting foolishness.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I could only wish that they took the same care in inspecting packages at northward, as they doat the post office!

  3. Anonymous says:

    14.36 soon have terrorist? They already exist in cayman. Just take a close look at west bay road.

  4. St Peter says:

    Looks like somebody sent Hotmail…

  5. Anonymous says:

    To all of you who have negative things to say about the post office.  Spend a day in there and you will see how much mail is stockpiled as you say.  I have worked at the post office for 14 years and mail is never stockpiled.  It is dealt with as soon as it comes in.  Even after Ivan when the airport post office was inundated with water, roof damage and dead fish inside we worked without power or water to ensure delivery of all mail.  If you haven't walked a mile in my shoes do not presume to know the daily runnings of my life.

  6. Johnson & Johnson says:

    *Talc powder. Nothing to see here, please move along.

    *Used for testicular fortitude.

  7. Just Sayin' says:

    Seems like this would be a great opportunity for them to deliver all the mail they have been stockpiling over the last year or two.

  8. Reality Check says:

    I was wondering when the false flags would start waving in Cayman. Soon, we'll all be terrorists.

    Can we have some independent eyes and ears on the scene, do they even exist?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Pressure cookers?

  10. Anonymous says:

    It's probably been there for a month, they only just got round to opening that bag today.

  11. Anonymous says:

    At last. The postal ballots have arrived.