Ex-customs officer on trial over drugs and rum cakes

| 20/08/2013

(CNS): Former local customs office David Karl Lobo faced charges in Grand Court on Monday morning of being concerned in the importation of cocaine. The charges are in connection with a major drug smuggling investigation where cocaine was believed to have been smuggled through Cayman to the UK in local rum cakes. Lobo was one of a number of customs officers caught up in the investigation, which goes back to 2010 and was linked to the arrest in the UK of three men from Cayman who were caught with the drugs. The crown believe that Lobo (28)  assisted with the smuggling of at least 2lbs of cocaine.

The drugs were said to have been stashed inside rum cake boxes, which were held in the customs store room at the airport with duty free items bought by passengers as they departed the island .

Lobo has denied the charges and the trial continues this week before a jury of six women and one man in Court Five.

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