Cops hunt drug traffickers

| 21/08/2014

(CNS): Officers from the RCIPS are asking the public to help them hunt down three men involved in drug smuggling after they evaded officers during a drug bust Wednesday. Police said that the RCIPS was involved in a multi-agency operation between local law enforcement and the Jamaican authorities which resulted in a drug smuggling vessel being intercepted and seized on the beach in South Sound near the cemetery last night. An RCIPS spokesperson stated that two local residents were arrested and a significant but undisclosed amount of ganja was recovered, as well as a vehicle. However, three other people believed to have been crew on the boat escaped the officers.

The men, who are understood to be foreign nationals, are now at large somewhere in the Cayman Islands and a manhunt is underway.

“The RCIPS is asking for the public’s assistance in reporting any suspicious or unusual activity that may assist in the capture of these three men, who will likely be in need of shelter, food and clothing,” said a police spokesperson. “Members of the public are reminded that it is an immigration offence to assist an individual to land or depart illegally from the Cayman Islands” the police added.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    boat was stolen from prospect last night. I wonder if there’s any link. And why has this not made the news yet, like the one that was stolen from governors Harbor not too long ago?

  2. Anonymous says:

    legalize it =problem solved ..  now you have time to get the armed robbers !!

  3. John says:

    Anyone know what happens to the boat that was seized?  If that is going to auction I would be interested.  Looks like a decent little fishing boat. 

  4. John says:

    I don't smoke, but I think it is a shame that the Cayman islands doesn't allow people the freedom to partake of ganja if that is what they want to do.  Why do we waste money and police time to prevent someone from smoking a plant that makes them relaxed and happy?  If we would quit wasting time on this, maybe police resources could be used to cut down on the number of burglaries that are occurring.  

    • LL says:

      I hope they don't legalize it because a lot of people who smoke this can't handle it….. sends them crazy  not everyone be relaxed and happy.  I have seen people be more aggresive and angry. Legalizing it just for medical use would be better than having everyone smoking every which way but loose.  They don't want work now it would be worst if it is legalized for evryone to smoke freely.

    • Anonymous says:

      16:22. We need to get the right kind and we would have less problems going forward.  It should be like the Vincentins and the Aviation Gas.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Phew!  I was worried until I realised at the end it was only a ganja shipment.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Whoever smelt it dealt it

  7. Anonymous says:

    Those guys are in BIG trouble now!

  8. Anonyanmous says:

    Border control, this is the same method used to bring most of the illegal drugs into this country. The police should stop hauling these boat and its cargo ashore they should light the boad on fire in the sea give them a canoe with some paddles, some food and water and escort them out of Cayman waters and let that be their message.  

  9. Anonymous says:

    4 guys hauling a large heavy black plastic bag wrapped in duct tape along the dock at Morgans Harbour around 8:30pm on Wednesday night doesn't seem suspicious then???

  10. Anonymous says:

    Great! There goes my weekend…

  11. Anonymous says:

    Jamaicans can always run faster than anyone else………….

  12. Anonymous says:

    With so many people away right now, it would be good if everyone can check on empty neighbours houses. These guys are hiding somewhere.

  13. anonymous says:

    Thanks RCIPS for keeping at this scourge. we're seeing moe and more zombies walking around clueless having spent all day smoking their spliffs and saying it doesn't hurt anyone…well it does because someone has to pay for their laziness and that someone is social services and ultimately the taxpayers money because of these lazy, ganja smoking zombies that won't work as they rather spend their days smoking weed and burning away their brain cells… a successful society do not need young minds destroying their brain cells daily…

  14. Anonymous says:

    legalize weed and put police capacity on real criminals.

  15. SKEPTICAL says:

    How, knowing what was going to happen, could the RCIPS Drugs Task Force have allowed the three boat crew to escape. Why didn't they have dogs with them – apart from Usain Bolt there ain't many people who can outrun an Alsatian. Another episode of the Keystone Cops. And now we have three desperadoes on the run in a densely populated residential area. Laughable if it wasn't so bloody serious.

    • Anonymous says:

      How , knowing what  was going happen in this new sting opperation between , Ja and Ci ,  Ja did their part but Ci only did  half of their part . WHY WY WHY !   Is this the new 21st  centry way of doig  a sting opperation between  2 Islands . You let me know when they leave your shore and i will take it away when they hit my shore .  Sounds like a good sting opperation to me .

  16. Anonymous says:

    This is news?

  17. Anonymous says:

    Well done RCIPS.  Shame that 3 got away though.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Vessels caught while smuggling are confiscated by the police correct?

    That is the way it should be handled with vehcles and or boats used in smuggling.

    • Fred the Piemaker says:

      It is. RCIPS will be auctioning the canoe so it can be returned to the trade, dont worry.  

    • Anonymous says:

      Obviously the smugglers or their families thought that confiscating cars and boats used in smuggling was a troll worthy idea,

  19. Anonymous says:

    A foreign national in South Sound shouldn't be difficult to find . lol.

  20. Anonymous says:

    legalize the weed & police can focus on other matters! the ci govt can make a lot of $$ on it like cigarette & alcohol!

  21. Anonymous says:

    So it took the RCIPS all this time to notify the public?  WTH????????

     

  22. Walker says:

    You can stop the local drug importation by legalizing the right to cultivate and consume for personal use. Say 8 plants a person.

  23. Anonymous says:

    So that's the reason the helicopter

    was hovering in my backyard for quite a long time!!,

     

  24. Anonymous says:

    Guess di ganja drought back!!

  25. Anonymous says:

    a boat wil be here tonight to pick them up and take them back to jamaica.