Hot spot cop team tackles crime in capital

| 25/02/2009

(CNS): The Police said yesterday that officers from George Town’s ‘Hot Spot’ team have been keeping up the pressure on criminals with a number of arrests made last weekend, for offences including drugs violations, disorder and breach of bail. The team is made up of Special and regular police officers and is tasked with tackling crime and disorder in and around the capital.

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service explained that the team works with a strong focus on addressing drug related crime and offences that take place in and around licensed premises. “This team works extremely hard to put pressure on those involved in criminal activity,” said Area Commander, Chief Inspector Harlan Powery. “Crimes which are related to drugs and alcohol can have a huge impact on the community and we’re doing everything we can to prevent and detect offences.”

Arrests from the weekend includea 45-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine, consuming a controlled drug and possession of a prohibited weapon and a 25 year old man who was arrested on suspicion of possession of ganja with intent to supply, possession of ganja andbeing concerned in the possession of ganja.

Police said two men, aged 26 and 27, were arrested on suspicion of possession of ganja, consumption of a controlled drug and being concerned in the possession of ganja while another 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of ganja with intent to supply, possession of ganja and consumption of a controlled drug.  A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly and another teenager an 18-year-old man was arrested for breach of bail.  

Anyone with information about crime taking place in George Town should contact the police on 949-4222 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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