Cops recover shotgun in West Bay raid

| 28/10/2010

(CNS): Police have arrested a 22-year-old man following a firearms operation in the West Bay area late yesterday afternoon, when a loaded shotgun, several rounds of ammunition and a quantity of Ganja was recovered. At about 4.00 pm on Wednesday, 27 October, officers from, the armed unit, HM Customs, K9, CID and uniform staff from West Bay raided a house and a car in Northwest Point Road. District Commander for West Bay, ACI Frank Owens, said, “This operation underlines our commitment to act swiftly and decisively to remove guns and ammunition from the streets of the Cayman Islands.” (Photo Dennie Warren Jr)

The 22-year-old man who has been arrested on suspicion of possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of ganja remains in police custody while enquiries continue.

(Photo of recovered weapon supplied by RCIPS)

Anyone with any information about gun crime, or the whereabouts of illegal firearm, should
contact their local police station or the confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477 (TIPS)
Attached – picture of the recovered weapon

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  1. Alan Nivia says:

    Wow.  Another gun crime story in West Bay?  And so many CNS posters have told us that West Bay is not the centre of Cayman’s serious crime. . . .


  2. Anonymous says:

    That is super duper great news. Now let us see this guy go to court, be charged, have the evidence properly collected ( hope they did not leave the shot gun behind) and get a conviction. That would be something to see and celebrate, but me thinks it is too soon to break out the basket of bannanas and beer to take joy in this most recent capture. Let us not forget how in the past few weeks the comedy act that the RCIP has presented to this Island? I think a shotgun is all well and great and job well done for taking it from the hands of some wild monkey that could use it on a poor store owner etc, but it goes deeper then that. See this to the end so old Jonesy does not have to stand there XXX saying he is sorry for the shortcomings of his charge again.

  3. Anonymous says:

     Will the change in the Gun Law come into effect before the New Law for the DART Port?  Which one one is more important? 

    Big Mac should be working overtime to get it in fort the next sitting of the LA, since you no longer need to have 21 clear days for the circulation of pertinent LA papers.  Can we use a dartttttttttt instead of a GUN?

  4. Absurdistani says:

    Good job RCIPS. That’s one more weapon and one more perp off the street.


    – Just another day in Absurdistan.

  5. Bonanza says:

    Very Good job done by the police.  Keep them on the run by acting swiftly, an take out all those guns and amunition and check those overnight fishermen boats.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Excellent news. Well done and thank you to all involved.

    Now please, please, please ensure that every bit of evidence is properly collected and handled and that every other aspect of the case is properly prepared, filed and prosecuted so that we can ensure that a gun thug is removed from our streets. 

    Now if only our politicians would end their luxury travel binge and pass the legislation that we need to keep these thugs off our streets for a very long time – end parole for gun and other violent crimes, impose consecutive sentences not current ones for gun and violent crimes, and reform of Northward to make it more effective. They could do it in a few hours if they were serious about protecting the people of this country.

    • Anonymous says:

      It is important to get your priorities right when considering legislation! Crime clearly comes second to the urgent need to create a smokescreen of the imaginary  harbor in East End,  required to cover your real intention of blasting  out $400 million of fill over the next fifteen years, and leaving a huge hole for future generations to figure out what to do with.

      What is staggering is the theatrical and expensive lengths Mr. Imperato and his crew  will go to try and prove to themselves how stupid they think  the electorate are. Methinks he might have got it wrong this time.

      And all this proposed destruction in dense forest on a stretch of scenic coastline, adjacent to World famous reefs. Remember, there’s no money in arresting criminals, only expenses.  Oh yes! And screw the people who live on the stretch of road from Morritts Tortuga to George Town! The 12 hours-a-day rumble of heavy trucks delivering their loads to the barges in Town will delight the property owners for the next fifteen years, and will be just dandy for raising values!

      Cayman is in self destruct-mode, but there are many who are not going to stand by and watch it happen. They are too damn angry at how this Island is being raped.

      • Anonymous says:

        Amen.  Amen.  And amen.

      • Freakin' 'ell!!! says:

        I hear you, and I agree with you, except for the part about anyone doing anything about this. 

        We’ve seen time and time again that people mutter about being unhappy with what’s happening, they make the odd post on CNS, and then nothing.  Absolutely nothing happens. 

        I think it’s in the Cayman genes to just not do anything, because no matter how badly the leaders treat Caymanians, nothing happens.

        I expect you are angry, but I KNOW you won’t do anything about it.  No one ever does.  That’s why the leaders keep doing what the do.  Because there is a 100% chance that no one will lift a finger to do anything about it.

        Now prove me wrong.