The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service recently confirmed that 1.63 pounds of cocaine were recovered during a police operation in which 385 pounds of ganja and a 38-foot canoe were also seized.
The cocaine was found stuffed and hidden in some of the ganja parcels. These were discovered during a full examination by the forensics analyst.
The operation, which took place off the coast of Grand Cayman, involved officers from the Drugs Task Force, Marine Unit, Uniformed Support Group as well as Air Support through the use of the helicopter.
Four men on the boat were arrested and charged for importation and possession of ganja. In addition to the ganja charges, the four men will also be charged with importation and possession of cocaine.
‘Proactive policing prevented these drugs from getting on to our streets and anyone involved in the importation of illegal goods should be warned that they will be prosecuted, if caught,’ said Superintendent Kurt Walton.
‘The recent addition of the two fast interceptor vessels, along with a 65 foot patrol boat to our Marine fleet, will only further enhance our ability to target those engaged in such activities,’ he said.
Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling crime stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.