Cops recover 300lbs of ganja

| 23/01/2013

drugs boat 22 January 2013.jpg(CNS): Three Jamaican nationals have been arrested and are currently in police custody after a police operation in East End on Tuesday night. Officers from the Marine Unit intercepted a boat carrying both drugs and ammunition at about 9:40pm on 22 January.  Officers on patrol aboard Niven D in the waters off the coast of East End spotted a canoe inside the reef and immediately initiated a land, air and sea operation involving officers from the Eastern Districts, the Uniform Support Group and the RCIPS Air Operations Unit. As the drugs boat landed, officers chased and arrested the three Jamaican nationals who had been on board the canoe.

Several rounds of ammunition and approximately three hundred pounds of ganja was recovered and the three men were arrested on suspicion of illegal entry and importation of drugs.

Acting Superintendent Richard Barrow described the operation as effective in keeping the local streets safe.

“This operationclearly demonstrates how a well-coordinated air, land and sea response can be successful in stopping drugs and ammunition reaching the streets of the Cayman Islands and causing devastation in our communities. We would continue to urge anyone who has information concerning the importation of drugs, ammunition or firearms to contact us via the confidential tip-lines available.”

With a street price for ganja of around $100 per ounce, the latest drugs haul could have been worth as much as a half million dollars.

Information on this or any other crime can be passed via the RCIPS tip-line 949-7777 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS).

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Next time dont use a red and yella boat fellas.

    • Anonymous says:

      You should be encouraging them to keep those colours. Don't you want them caught?

    • Anonymous says:

      Its a damn shame RCIP,like the comment bfore ganja aint the major cause,problem w.e yu guyz wann callit this is actually a relaxing drug its the alchohol crack nd coke that influences a lot of crime nd the gun part let’s not get to that cuz we all know its no benifits frm that (facts) good job on findin the ammuniton..(Prob save me a couple years) anyhow those drugs most likely wil make it bak on the street b4 2013 is finished,oh nd last thing most of these drugs is being imported by goverment official(mostly cocain-powder) because frm the mla house down to the police constable prob is 3 out of five people using this shit so stoppin drugs in cayman is a big No No never will happen but yu guys needa focus on the more effective,dangerous mind changing drugs that’s all!!

  2. Kadafe says:

    How much per pound nowRCIPS lol!!

  3. Inmate says:

    Next time bring iot to the brac and let a fishing boat pick it up in the fishing tournament  DUHHHHH

  4. Anonymous says:

    Why is it that they always catch the Ganja shipments, never the Cocaine shipments or Gun shipmets? Weed isn't hurting anyone people, it's the crack and coke that is ruining people and it's the GUNS that the gangs are using to wage war against each other to control the trade. Decriminalize weed and focus police resources on the illegal guns and cutting the power of the gangs.

    • Visitor says:

      Because those who are dealing with the crack and cocaine, are a different clan of people. Some in high places. The ganja is the poor man's drug to make a living. You need to look well into the mansions here to find Ms. Cocaine. 

  5. Anonymous says:

    the question is>how are they helping keep down the crime in these beautiful Islands? is that the best they can do. if they seoped the importation of RUM. CRIME would be so low we could cut Government Budget in Half (1/2) . "YaGotIt" 

  6. Chris says:

    "Several rounds of ammunition and approximately three hundred pounds of ganja was recovered and the three men were arrested on suspicion of illegal entry and importation of drugs."

     

    ……RCIPS can you please enlighten us as to why these men were not charged for importation of ammunition????? SMH!

    • Anonymous says:

      Probably because they have not been charged with anything yet. As soon as an individual is charged they cannot be questioned further. The police will question these people for as long as possible, get as much information as possible and then make a recomendation to prosecutors who will then decide if they are charged. You may not like it, but that's the way the system works – the Police do not decide who is charged, they can only make a recomendation.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Wake up! They can't even keep drugs out of prison.

  8. Anonymous says:

    That amount must be transhipment to the USA.  More and More these Islands are being used to tranship these drug to the big continent. We need to find the transhipment agent here in Cayman, though. Good works RCIP all the more reason we need to keep the helicopter.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I do not have a problem with the good ole sensi, what i have a problem with is the importation of illegal guns into the Cayman Islands, on one hand i would like to congratulate the RCIPS for a job well done but on the other hand i would like to see the RCIPS push for decriminalization of ganja in Cayman .It's time to grow and locally distribute our own marijuana so that Jamaican canoes won't have a reason to come here.Good job RCIPS(keep our coast line protected) and lets all keep up the fight against illegal guns and hard drugs entering our islands.

  10. Anonymous says:

    What about the other crimes like theft & house robberies why is it your not paying any attention to those crimes Mr. Baines? I’ve called the police station countless times to check up on my stolen $6000 boat engine and your investigation officer can’t return my call to inform on the investigation!!!

    Caymanian

  11. Anonymous says:

    Thats one way to increase the demand for alchohol ,which does way more damage.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Am glad to hear the marine unit/police caught this drug move but let’s hope this same shipment don’t return to the street thru our same Police men.

    Thx you

  13. Anonymous says:

    Silver is $33 per oz. Its a better buy. No hangover, no munchies and you can rely on it to appreciate in value.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Someone not too happy, what about the other crime that’s been happening around the islands? I notice the rcip Don’t care about certain crimes that been happening, like house robberies!!! You don’t even hear from them again Mr.Baines!!!

    Caymanian

    • Anonymous says:

      So true!!  we only see, and know about them when the RCIP Annual Report is printed – probably, once a year, and by that time it has trippled.  House robberies are on the rise and far out reaches the other crimes.  There nees to be something done to curbed this type of crime or the RCIP will soon be faced with persons becoming handicaped in our society.  I wonder if most of them will be our caymanians – don't think so!!!! 

  15. Anonymous says:

    Jamaicans importing drugs into Cayman…? How XENOPHOBIC of you to suggest such a thing.

    Well done RCIP.

    • Anonymous says:

      No doubt for Caymanian dealers to sell and for other Caymanians to use, how convenient.

      • Anonymous says:

        Why would it be confined to Caymanians?

      • Anonymous says:

        Most of the Middle East won’t even issue visas to Jamacians, Nigerians, Chechinians – because all too often they bring a crime epidemic. So they just make it impossible for them to even visit. Problem solved.

        • Anonymous says:

          Aaah the middle east. Such a peaceful region with no crime, religious conflicts, wars, dictators, free speech…..

      • Anonymous says:

        Caymanians and expats alike to use!

      • Anonymous says:

        Ignorance never ceases to amaze…

      • Anonymous says:

        Wow think it is time you back to whatever ignorant a$$ place you come from!

        To think this is just for Caymanians is asinine!

        Don’t let the door hit you…

      • Anonymous says:

        Can I have some of what you're smoking please?

    • Anonymous says:

      17:20, thank you for your perceptive comment. And who do you think they were importing these drugs for and at the request of?  Caymanians -as the court cases demonstrate. Oh dear, how xenophobic – sorry -XENOPHOBIC- of me to suggest such a thing.

      • Anonymous says:

        Very good point , every piece of rope has two ends…I agree with you…Thank you,17.20

      • Anonymous says:

        Actually it is xenophobic to suggest that. No reason to think that only Caymanians are involved in drug trade here.

    • Anonymous says:

      Did they speak with a Caymanian accent too?

  16. Anonymous says:

    Good Job Marine.

    Now find the Guns that the Ammo was for. Its been over a year since you got a canoe but its a good start.

    Hey, the name on that boat!! is that a diversifying business strategy by smugglers. lol

  17. Anonymous says:

    Legalize it! (In my Sean Paul voice)

  18. Anonymous says:

    What a waste of good herb.

  19. Bammy says:

    Woop Woop! Cayman Police a get ya Bobo!

     

    Good job RCIPS! Reeeespeckt!

  20. Anonymous says:

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  21. Anonymous says:

    Good work, RCIPS.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Well done, let's hope it leads to a conviction.  We need much more of this to stop the drugs getting to our young people and ruining their lives as well as their families.

     

  23. Anonymous says:

    Well done RCIPS Marine Unit!

    • Anonymous says:

      A job well done RCIPS Marine Unit  – let us not forget the land searches.  You all are so good, Why don't you make a switch with the ordinary Drugs Task Force? for a cleaner Cayman.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Excellent result RCIPS.  Let's keep drugs, weapons and illegals off of this beautiful island as best we can.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Well done RCIPS!

  26. Anonymous says:

    Hey Mon…which police station it at..can ah get in de queue now? Any discount for de early-birds

  27. Anonymous says:

    Should have let them come  ashore, see who the contact was here in GCM someone orderd and paid for it.

    • Anonymous says:

      …and somebody gonna be a little upset….

    • WB says:

      Totally agree with you.

      Good job, but still halved a$$ – talking about picking a green mango and eating it without any sauce.