A series of drug raids were carried out over the weekend by officers from the West Bay police station, along with the Royal Cayman Islands Police K9 Unit.
On Friday evening, a quantity of ganja thought to be packaged for sale was found off Watercourse Road, behind Super C restaurant. One person was taken into custody for questioning and one car was seized for examination. Three people suspected of being involved with the illegal drugs ran from police and escaped.
The identity of these suspects is not known.
In a separate operation, two unlicensed spear guns were seized from a house in Capt. Joe and Osbert Road near Birch Tree Hill.
West Bay roads were also targeted over the weekend. Three traffic operations were carried out at different locations resulting in 15 prosecutions for traffic violations such as speeding, using a vehicle with an expired registration and driving without insurance.
Chief Inspector Angelique Howell encouraged the community to work with the police to address crime by coming forward with information and reporting suspicious behaviour.
‘It is important to note that if you call your local police station with information you do not need to identify yourself even if you are asked to do so,’ said Ms Howell. ‘We are working hard in West Bay to help build positive relationships with the community in an effort to fight crime together in partnership.’
A community meeting will be held Friday between 7pm and 9pm in the vicinity of Kelly’s bar for residents in the Birch Tree Hill and Rev Blackman Road areas.