104 arrested over holidays

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service made 104 arrests over the festive season for various offences including drugs, burglary, assault, theft and traffic offences.

Fifty-one people were arrested in George Town including; six for assault, three for carrying prohibited weapons, five for burglary, nine for disorderly conduct and three for theft.

In West Bay, 15 drug enforcement operations were carried out, 24 drug-related arrests were made, 16 traffic operations were conducted, 39 speeding tickets were issued and three people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

In the Eastern Districts, 4 drug related arrests were made, and 2 people were arrested on suspicion of burglary. There was one arrest for possession of a prohibited weapon, 49 stop checks were carried out and numerous road blocks resulted in 22 people being warned for intended prosecution for traffic offences.

‘Although we are pleased with the overall success of the campaign, it is disappointing to see so many people breaking the law and risking their own safety,’ said Acting Commissioner of Police James Smith.

‘While may people were relaxing and enjoying the Christmas period, it’s important to remember that there are many men and women working hard, around the clock to ensure the safety of the Cayman Islands,’ said Mr Smith.