Police net drug boat

| 30/09/2008

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service intercepted a drug canoe yesterday morning and have arrested a man on suspicion of importation of drugs and illegal entry into the Cayman Islands. Following a joint operation the 42-year-old man was taken into custody and a canoe and approximately 200 pounds of ganja were seized off the coast of South Sound.

At around 6.30 am on Monday morning 29 September, officers on patrol stopped a man who was acting suspiciously in the South Sound area. Shortly afterwards, police were alerted to a boat seen drifting out at sea. Officers from the joint Customs and Police Marine Unit, Drugs Task Force, Criminal Investigation Department, Air Support Unit and a Port Authority vessel were deployed and the 30-foot canoe, with two engines, was located and seized. A number of packages of ganja were found in the vessel, weighing approximately 200 pounds.

The man was arrested and remains in custody at this time. Investigations by the Drugs Task Force are ongoing and DC Rodrick Evans asks that anyone with information about the boat or the arrest contact him on 526-0776. 

Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling crime stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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