RCIPS sets fire to drugs and fake handbags

| 26/10/2012

_DEW7975-web.jpg(CNS): It took four pick-up trucks to transport more the more than 830lbs of drugs as well as a collection of counterfeit goods to the George Town dump this morning where the RCIPS set fire to it all. The burning included a collection of evidence seized by police and used in criminal cases that have now been dealt with. The police burned a total of 813lbs of ganja and some 20lbs of cocaine which was take of the streets of Cayman as well as a collection of fake designer bags, wallets and other accessories which alone filled up one of the pick-up trucks used to transport the goods to the landfill. (Photo by Dennie Warren Jr)

A police spokesperson said that drug burns are not unusual and are carried out when there is an operational need and on the agreement of the courts when the drugs are no longer required for evidence.

“The seizures of the drugs were mainly as a result as a result of proactive policing operations throughout the jurisdiction and shows that we are making a real dent in the importation and availability of drugs on the islands,” she added.

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  1. Anonymous says:

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  2. Anonymous says:

    the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which track all causes of death in the United States, does not even have acategory for marijuana use. It does, however, attribute upwards of 40,000 deaths per year to alcohol use, including hundreds of acute overdoses. So lets get the police to burn all the liquor while they are at it.

  3. Anonymous says:


    Is marijuana less dangerous than alcohol and/or cigarettes?

    Every objective study on marijuana has concluded that it is far safer than alcohol and cigarettes for the consumer and the surrounding community. Alcohol and tobacco are more toxic, more addictive, and more harmful to the body than marijuana, and alcohol is more likely to result in injuries and lead to interpersonal violence. According to an assessment recently published in the British Columbia Mental Health and Addictions Journal, health-related costs for alcohol consumers are eight times greater than those for marijuana consumers, and those for tobacco consumers are are 40 times greater than those for marijuana consumers. Marijuana Is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People To Drink? (Chelsea Green, 2009).

  4. Marilize Legauna says:

    I was there and it was done proprelay….porpalay…praperly….it was ok

  5. Anonymous says:

    Counterfeit illegal no way – since when. That’s a joke. I guess that is why a high ranking government employee in the Brac can rent illegal tapes at his store and another can make and sell illegal dvd’s. oh well as the Brac turns

    • Anonymous says:

      Not just the Brac.

      I was in the Tortuga liquor shop in Governors Sq when a tourist pointed at some DVDs on the counter and asked the assistant – "Are you selling those DVDs you'er selling pirate copies?"

      The assistant replied "This is the Cayman Islands, we can sell pirate copies here."

      • Anonymous says:

        I think the point that this poster was trying to make is that it’s government employees selling these pirated DVD’s & Tapes on the Brac. Per their government employee contracts, they are supposed to be held more accountable for their actions than the private sector.

        Of course, we ALL know how well that works.

    • Anonymous says:

      I don't see the problem in selling dvds on the Brac. Must we pay $100+ to go to Grand Cayman, or even more to be able to go to a theatre to watch a movie? You have to remember that buying those dvds are the only option we have – there is no theatre on the Brac.

      • Anonymous says:

        And what exactly is your point. IT IS ILLEGAL. You live on the Brac which is a remote Island so do without – there is no cinema so what. There is satellite TV with pay per view there is Netflix (which works) in the Brac by the way and you can buy DVD’s in Miami like everybody else does at the correct retail price and not counterfeight black market rate which I repeat is illegal. Stop making excuses for doing wrong and like I said before government employees are the ones doing it but I forgot they are above the law.

        • Anonymous says:

          It is the fact that it is illegal which makes it so much more fun.

      • Anonymous says:

        Doing illegal things is not an option. Do like everyone else buy legal DVD’s in Miami like Brackers buy everything else or get satellite tv.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Time to go to the pharmacies all around the world and start burning their horrible drugs that claim to be "cures"

  7. Anonymous says:

    they should have someone there to test and make sure that it’s really cocaine that’s going up in smoke not some lookalike substance. the weed you can do a visual but many white powers look like coke . jps or notarypulic counting packages does not guarantee anything.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I set fiiiiiirrrreeeee to the druuuuugsss………….

  9. Anonymous says:

    Why did they have to burn the Sensi? It could have been used for medicinal purposes. In fact, my doctor has recommended it.

  10. The "Honorable" Magic Dragon says:

    How ironic, I plan to blaze up some drugs myself!

  11. Tommy says:

    Damnit, I won't reach lakeside in time for the party

  12. Anonymous says:



  13. Do some good says:

    The drugs – yes, destroy. But items that could be used by someone – why destroy it? Example the handbags etc – give it to charities that can perhaps use or sell and raise some money .

    • Anonymous says:

      It is a waste, but the fact is the counterfeit goods are illegal. Whether or not you agree with the reasons or the outcome of designers protecting their brands through copyrights and court enforcement, the law is the law.

      • Anonymous says:

        the old law vs humanitarian card, hey?

        the police already reprimanded (assumingly so) the counterfeiters…well the salespersons i assume, why shouldn't someone else benefit from them.

        local police have a lot more laws that need upholding than those protecting multi-billion dollar corporations in another country.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Hey mon, let me know before you burn it next time.  I can't get hold of my normal guy.

  15. Tina says:

    What a waste.  The "war on drugs" is the most stupid policy.