Police target drug dealers

The RCIPS recently stepped up its offensive on drug-related crime, focusing on multi-level street dealers.

Over the past few weeks a number of operations have been conducted island-wide with several persons being arrested for various drug offences and a large quantity of both ganja and cocaine along with a quantity of cash being recovered.

Also recovered by officers from the Drugs Task Force during a separate operation was an unlicensed firearm.

Last Wednesday, a joint operation between DTF and uniform officers from was carried out in East End.

One 55-year-old Cayman man and a Caymanian woman living in East End where both arrested for possession of ganja, possession of ganja with intent to supply, possession of cocaine and possession of cocaine with intent to supply. A vehicle was also seized during the operation. DTF are continuing with investigations in this matter.

On Tuesday, July 25 a joint operation was carried out between the DTF and the Family Support Unit following information that an infant was being exposed to the affects of drugs that were being consumed at a George Town residence.

A 33-year-old American man and a 34-year-old Caymanian woman were arrested at this location for possession of ganja, consuming ganja and consuming cocaine. The husband and wife were at home with a small child and the matter is being investigated by the FSU. Both will appear in court for the drug offences in the near future.

On Monday, July 24 the DTF carried out another operation in the George Town area.

A 48-year-old Caymanian man was arrested on suspicion of possession of ganja and consuming ganja.

On Wednesday, July 19 two joint operations conducted by DTF and the Immigration Department at two separate locations in the George Town area and resulted in the following:

One Caymanian man, aged 19, was arrested on suspicion of possession of ganja and consumption of ganja.

One 25-year-old Caymanian man and one 28-year-old Jamaican man were both arrested on suspicion of possession of ganja with intent to supply, possession of ganja and consuming ganja. The Jamaican national was also arrested by officers from the Immigration Department for immigration offences.

‘The Drugs Task Force is committed to playing its part in the ongoing ‘Operation Relentless’ being conducted by the RCIPS in its zero tolerance approach to crime,’ the head of the Drugs Task Force, Detective Inspector Malcolm Kay, said in a press release.

‘We will continue to identify, locate and bring to justice any person who offends against the Drugs Laws of the Cayman Islands whoever and wherever they may be.’

Anyone with information relating to crime in the Cayman Islands is urged to contact their local police station or call Crime Stoppers on 800 TIPS. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and could be entitled to a cash reward.