A series of police operations in George Town have resulted in a number of arrests and almost $40,000 in cash being seized.
Royal Cayman Islands Police said the service’s most recent operation was conducted over the long Easter weekend. On Saturday, 11 April, a number of arrests were made for various offences including the illegal sale of lottery tickets and possession of drugs.
The operation was conducted at an address in Greenwood Drive. Police said one man and two women were arrested on suspicion of selling lottery tickets. The man was also suspected of possessing cocaine.
In a separate operation on Thursday, 9 April, a man was arrested on suspicion of selling lottery tickets and using a premise as a common gaming house.
Earlier in the month, police arrested of three people at an address on Shedden Road. Two men and one woman were arrested on suspicion of unlawful assembly and offences relating to the illegal sale of liquor. A large amount of cash and more than 1350 bottles of beer and liquor were seized.
‘We often hear from the community concerns around the illegal sale of liquor and lottery tickets,’ said RCIPS Inspector Bennard Ebanks. ‘And we often find that areas where this kind of activity is going on can be linked to other crimes including firearms related offences and even robberies.’