Police seize drugs, boat

A 42-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of importation of drugs and illegal entry into the Cayman Islands after a canoe and approximately 200 pounds of ganja were seized off the coast of South Sound.

At around 6.30am Monday Royal Cayman Islands Police officers on patrol stopped a man who was acting suspiciously in the South Sound area. Shortly afterwards, police were alerted to a boat seen drifting out at sea.

Officers from the joint Customs and Police Marine Unit, Drugs Task Force, Criminal Investigation Department, Air Support Unit and a Port Authority vessel were deployed and the 30 foot canoe, with two engines, was located and seized. A number of packages of ganja were found in the vessel.

The man was arrested and remains in custody at this time. Investigations by the Drugs Task Force are ongoing and DC Rodrick Evans asks that anyone with information about the boat or the arrest contact him on 526-0776.