2nd major Brac cocaine haul

| 30/04/2013

IMG-20130420-00033.jpg(CNS): The police have recovered another huge haul of what is believed to be cocaine on Cayman Brac on the south side of the island. The haul, which is very likely to be linked to the $3 million worth of the drug that washed up between the Brac Reef and the Divi Tiara resorts more than one week ago, consists of the same size packages. It was discovered on Monday (29 April ) evening at around 6:45pm by customs officers, who alerted the police when they spotted the suspected drugs. The twenty-five packages measure around 8”x6”x2” and in total weigh around 60lbs, similar to the hail found on the island on Saturday 20 April. The packages are now in the hands of the police, who said they are carrying out forensic testing.

The drugs have an estimated street value of at least $3 million dollars. Combined with the previous batch of a similar value which washed up earlier this month, the loss of more than $6 million will be a significant issue to whichever drug group was involved in the shipment of the contraband.

Anyone who has any information about the drugs, or of any drugs activity in the Cayman Islands, is asked to contact the Drugs and Serious Crime Task Force on 949-4222, the RCIPS Tip-line 949-7777 or Cayman Crime Stoppers on 800-8477(TIPS).

Category: Crime

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  1. Beachcomber says:

    He Hath sniff Founded It sniff Upon The ahhhh.  what was I sayin'?

  2. Jimmi C says:

    I concur anon 1145 was in the Brac on several construction projects during the late 90's till 2002 actually learnt quite a bit about what was going down and how certain Brackers in high positions in Grand Cayman government & law enforcement circles would interfere with investigations and police matters in the Brac, I can tell u  this the station sergeant Powell who was there under three different administrations drugs seizure rate was extremely high and was fear by both local drug dealers and his bosses downtown i  frequently heard the complaints coming from both at the local watering holes. There was law and order and order in the law them days patna!

  3. Anonymous says:

    People wake up! Why do you think the Doppler system was set up somewhere in the bushes of east end and not on cayman brac? Well let me give you a little theory.

    Remember some time ago a plane crashed with empty fuel cans with a Colombian and a Mexican national? Where did it crash? On cayman brac. Drugs been washing up on the shores for several weeks. Where on cayman brac!

    Now you would think the Doppler system would be constructed on the highest point of the Cayman Islands. Where’s the highest point? On cayman brac.

    Now our politicians are dirty, boards corrupt and back door deals going to special people, so I ask you to think why was it east end was the best place for the radar station? There’s some group of powerful people running things in cayman and unless Uncle Sam bring some serious investigators here in cayman, nothing will never change.

    • Anonymous says:

      Anon 2004 did you ever think that it might be as ssimple as the black hole they were trying to fill iswest of caayman not east. You put the radar in the Brac it covers more of the Jamaica space and less of the northwest Caribbean west of cayman where there is no radar. Moreover the storms west of Cayman are really the monsters the cat 5 while east there is less frequency of such systems perhaps due to the interaction with land masses.

      And to really mess up your theory. This radar is designed to pick up raindrops not planes. Picking up planes is a rare event and while you might be able to show it on one image you lose it on the next.

    • Anonymous says:

      Uncle Sam bring investigators? Where in h*ll do you think you are? We are not the U.S. or one of its territories.

  4. Dreadlock Holmes says:

    I gather by this there was no address on the parcel??  In that case, we are up against some sophisticated criminals. It's time for Joey's Rangers to start patrolling the beaches!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Any folks been out in a canoe lately who might have been expecting to find this?

     

  6. There's no business like snow business says:

    This could turn into a major major tourist attraction for the Brac!  Forget snorkelling….take a stroll on the beaches!! 

  7. Anonymous says:

    How many people do they need to test this stuff on in the name of "forensic testing"?It certainly doesn't take this long to run a few samples through a machine to check composion. How many people are there in the volunteer testing programme?

  8. Annoymous says:

    Don't you all get it.  This is the decoy to distract you from the real HAUL that has landed!!  The Police in this country has to know that this is what this is meant for.  It is the just like the couriers whom are sent on the plane with five carrying and the dealers call in and report on two of them so they can be distracted and the other three get through.  It has happened repeatedly but the POlice either are clueless, uneducated to this fact or turn a blind eye.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I was an ex pat police officer on the Brac. Wonderful people, wonderful job. Unfortunately the RCIPS was corrupt, still is corrupt and in my opinion will always be corrupt at the senior officer level. (Not all – but enough to matter)  The police commissioners are a joke. they have NO idea what is going on under their noses…

  10. Narco State Mafia says:

    One has to wonder why a certain little group from the Brac high up in and outside our government are ever so conviently quiet about this nasty little situation or aspect and hidden pillar of the Brac economy which has been in play for many many years Where wash up drugs end up being sold off in Grand Cayman. However it does explain why certain citizenery and officialdom have a seriously hidden contempt and deep hatred for any person or Police offcer or officers who try to remedy this terrible situation. When it is clear they know exactly how tings run and has been running in the sister islands for a very long time. Some like Martin Bridger unfortunately found out the hard way!

    • Anonymous says:

      I live on the Brac.   I don't know how "tings" are run in regard to drugs.    I gather that you're inferring that someone in government knows something about this.   If you KNOW something (as opposed to just spreading BS), then contact someone in authority and tell them.  I'm sick of inferences and outright accusations that everybody here is party to this knowledge and we just allow it to happen.    Be proactive if you have the sand.      

  11. mccarron mclaughlin says:

    The cops would do us all a great service by destroying these drugs on the scene,  no need to investigate if the drugs found washed up on the shore.

  12. Anonymous says:

    The previous posting was very accurate the only people that were ever effective in trying to curb this very serious problem were Inspector Adrian Seales and Sergeant Powell who recovered and destroyed thousand and thousands of pounds at the Cayman Brac dump witnessed by Brac JPs since then very little or nothing has been done about this situation and in some cases ignored by certain interest. In return this enormous amount of drugs turns up on our streets destroying our children. The Brac law enforcement resources is woefully underfunded in contrast to what politicians keep preaching . i can tell you this when those guys were here the Brac everybody worked together to solve this situation. Frequent sea coast patrols by both Brac Customs and Immigration and Police and even US Coast Guard on some occasions. Some of this was i believe funded by them out of their own pockets. Those days unfortunately are long gone Planes are crashing dope is washing up and sold by those who are't so honest and really don't care about who it harms so long as they make a buck.

    • Anonymous says:

      I agree Inspector Adrian Seales and Mr Woods were the Brac's best!

    • Anonymous says:

      At the time of Seales & Powell we also had a much more interested District Administration.

  13. Anonymous says:

    The brac needs a few cvtv cameras! Any one seen out late at night & around certain areas that have been robed grab them up rcip!

    Bracka

  14. Anonymous says:

    the Colombians deal in tons so what is so significant about a few bricks , they have lost ships loaded so please be realistic , the supply will not stop the demand is too high and too many big fish involved. and by the way in colombia it’s only worth $1’500 to $ 2′ 000 a kilo.

  15. Just Commentin' says:

    I can just see the headlines now:

    Brac Burglars Make Away with $6M of Coke-Cops Puzzeled

     

     

     

  16. Anonymous says:

    They will really need a public viewing gallery when the destruction of these goods are done.

     

    Hope everything goes up in smoke this time.

  17. Anonymous says:

    And they say Cayman Brac has no local industry…

  18. Anonymous says:

    Forensic testing?  They caught those robbers yet?  

  19. Anonymous says:

    Forensic testing starting now?????  How much cocaine do you need to recover before you do a forensic test?  Sarcastically saying "really"

  20. Fo wha says:

    Boy I know of a northsider that will be pissed. Will be missing his fix…. Not to worry though, as he says ” it’s a conspiracy”. Lmao……

  21. g says:

    I'm telling you there were big loads of white stuff that came here before the doppler radar was set up, and it didn't just come with colombian sand or with a few firearms. Alot of youngsters are being introduced to snow white. Watch this batabano event closely. Police need ensure the cctv camaras are working. And customs need to do your jobs despite who knows who on the island – search well the cargo vessels. 

  22. Higher Luv says:

    Is this part of the new Brac tourism initiative?  I can think of quite a few people who might take a day trip over to the island to do a little beach walking…