Drugs found at Brac dump

| 20/02/2011

(CNS): A small plastic Ziploc bag wrapped in customs tape containing what appeared to be illegal substance was found at the Cayman Brac dump by a member of the public mid-day Saturday, 19 February. CNS was called to take pictures of the bag, which was found unopened and hidden in a small purple duffle bag in a far corner of the island’s landfill. The Brac resident said she found the Ziploc bag at around 12:30pm and wondered how anything that had apparently been seized by customs could end up discarded at the dump. So, she told CNS, she opened it and looked inside and saw what she estimated to be 5 to 6 ounces of ganja and ganja seeds.

The resident left the bag with the CNS reporter and left the area, while we contacted the local Brac police. Two police officers arrived and took the possession of the plastic bag and also the purple bag it was found in. The officers estimated that the bag weighed about three ounces and could offer no explanation for how the drugs came to be at the dump. They said that suspected illegal substances seized by customs should be handed over to the RCIPS, who were responsible for destroying drugs.

A police spokesperson said that on Saturday afternoon police received a report that a small quantity of what appeared to be drugs was found at the Brac dump. “Officers attended the location and took possession of the package. Police enquiries into the incident are ongoing. Those enquiries will include liaison with customs officials," she said.

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  1. Bruce says:

    I going smoke some now….So worry bout you!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Two recent incidents involving CI Customs officers and drugs on a plane to London, now this!! Shouldn’t the Collector of Customs make a statement to the public on these matters by now???!!!  Just sayin’……..



  3. Anonymous says:

    It is, it’s all the stems and seeds. They took a bag picked all the good stuff off it and threw away the bag with the stems and seeds in it.

  4. hippie pot is a must says:

    thats mine please return it safely to my home on little cayman brac.thank you.


  5. Just Commentin' says:

    I am stunned that thus far no one has commented on the wider implication and potential impact this story has on the general public on Cayman Brac.

    This story contains a clear and strong warning: If you live on Cayman Brac be very careful of what you put in your garbage bin! Anything you throw in the trash may end up a matter of public scrutiny.

    Over the years I have heard all kinds of stories from friends on the Brac about stuff found in the thrash – surprising and often amusing tales of people’s very personal stuff being discovered on the heap at the dump: business, personal and legal correspondence, medical records, diaries and personal notes, business and personal financial statements, greeting cards, canceled cheques, stuff from schools, government offices and the Admin building, even juicy personal video tapes and love letters (involving both legitimate and illicit relationships). And the pictures! Oooo, myyy! The pictures!

    Moral of the story: Rather than merely tossing potentially sensitive stuff in the garbage can, shred or burn what you do not want to fall into the hands of others and made public.

    I mean, you would not want that passionate Valentine’s card and enclosed pictures of you and your lover in your birthday suits to fall into your husband’s hands because some scrounger found them at the dump, now would you?  (Don’t laugh…something like this happened a few years ago.)

    Garbage can be messy in more ways than one!

    Moral of the story: Doan ya go trow wah ya dun wan uddah people fi know. Blaze de fyah mek we bun dem! 

    • Anonymous says:

       "Moral of the story: Doan ya go trow wah ya dunwan uddah people fi know. Blaze de fyah mek we bun dem! "

      That’s what I do.  After that fraud case in Grand Cayman, people should take note that this is easily how someone can obtain your credit card, debit card, and any other financial information and use it.

  6. Anonymous says:

    looks to me like someone took all the smokable portion and threw the seeds and stems away.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Ain’t nothing wrong with Ganja…… alcohol is the real killer,  have you ever of anybody dying from smoking too much of it?

    • Anonymous says:

      Maybe if you were not so busy singing the praises of ganja you might want to read up on the negative effects of it.

      It can be just as lethal in car accients as alcohol, just as destructive to family life and just as detremental to the body. But I suspect living in Lala land is where you prefer to be.

      Only a fool who is high as a kite or a street RX salesperson would think otherwise.

      • Anonymous says:

        Get your facts straight bobo. Alcohol is the by far the most harmful drug and is overall more harmful than crack and heroin.


        You need to stop listening to common wisdom, start researching things for yourself, begin thinking critically and WAKE UP

      • Anonymous says:

        Now hold it here 16:05. Have you heard that the proof of the pudding is to eat it. Alcohol turns people into a real idiot. Ganja does not do that. The effects of ganja is being quiet and meditating, and want to eat alot of food.. I does not cause you to be violent or agressive, in fact it is the other way around. People talk about ganga before knowing about it. Alcohol is 100 times worse take it from someone who knows.

  8. GREEN BUDZ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! says:

    WOW………………REALLY! is all i can say! And once again My God Be with us all.

    • Anonymous says:

      09:45 have you ever smoked Ganja? Do you drink alcohol.? If you did both would you tell the plain truth, that alcohol has a much worse effect than ganja. Kings and princes CEO’s Doctors, Lawyers, Indians Chief and Police, all had to smoke ganja to prove for themself that alcohol is much worse than ganja. Dont talk about something you know nothing about.

  9. mmokay says:

    Drugs are also found at the local pharmacy… This war on drugs is a joke. I think the whole island and generations need to have a fresh look at ‘drugs’ & see which ones are actually more hazardous…

  10. Dreadlock Holmes says:

    Customs accidently let it through ….then they found it.  They were getting prepared to burn it in George Town …so they put it in a purple bag.  A big bird flew down… and grabbed it.

    It was flying back to Jam and got tired …and dropped it.

    There is always a reasonable explanation.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I’m guessing there must be fingerprints.  But that will take 6-8 weeks, right?

    • sooth sayer says:

      Yes, there will be ‘fingerprints’. Fingerprints of the finder, the CNS reporter, the two officers who attended… anyone else? Oh wait, no, the ‘offenders’ fingerprints will have been destroyed by the mindless handling of the package.

      Good old RCIP. What a joke.

  12. Rather live in Cayman Brac says:

    Not everything is what they seem to be. It is easy to make up what could have happened but it is only our theary not the truth. Maybe before we shoot down what law enforcement agents we have left, we should allow this to be investigated properly and allow the truth to be known rather then speculations. I do hope there is a good explanation to all of this.

  13. Michel Lemay says:

    This one did not get burned.I know one thing for sure, someone put it there ! I smell smoke and broken mirrors.

  14. Egg On Face says:

    Mr Baines? Hello!!!!!

  15. Anonymous says:

    This should have the signature of the intake officer. Lets investigate who.

  16. Anonymous says:


    It is quite sad to see that what should have gone into the incinerator, ended up in with regular trash…  but to err is human and we have to re-examine and improve! (take note Customs Dept.  don’t play the blame game, improve your standards fast!!!)

    But the high officials at DEH should be looking into this same landfill as the red biohazard bags from hospital are being dumped in a hole, excrement from septic tanks are being openly dumped (destroying the water-table and shrimp pond that is around there) and the gate is never closed!(so that’s how this "anonymous resident" could be in there on a Saturday when there should be no-one there.)

    It a crying shame and its the workers who get the blame…but they are only following orders!! I think I am gonna start burning my garbage and if the law comes, I will have my reasons, because I don’t throw my garbage away for someone else to be riffling through it.

    note:the incinerator hasn’t been working since just after Paloma

    • Anonymous says:

      "But the high officials at DEH should be looking into this…"

      No pun intended eh?

    • BracFan says:

      About that landfill…the homeowners of both homes directly across from the front gate of the landfill both died of pancreatic and liver cancer.  Coincidence?

  17. Winthout a doubt says:

    Integrity of our home-land security is in question. If the law-enforcers fail to effectively ‘serve & protect’, then without a doubt, we’re all in danger.

    • da-wa-u-get says:

      Integrity in question?? by whom? there is absolutely no question in my mind about the integrity of our law enforcement agencies!

  18. noname says:

    I smell fish….lol

  19. E. Williams says:



    The big question is, just how could any illegal substance that had apparently been seized by Customs Department could end up at the dump???

    Don’t like to speculate… Just want to know HOW???

    • anonymously says:

      That is a good question. It makes me wonder about the kind of activities that goes on in and around our dumps. It could be we need more CCTV’s installed. I can you, if they had enough installed at the George Town Dump, we probably wouldn’t have a MISSING PERSON.

    • Anonymous says:

      Two words come to mind…..

      Incompetence and corruption. It’s a lethal combination.