Police round up ganja, drug suspects

A raid carried out last week by Cayman Islands police seized 196 pounds of ganja.

Royal Cayman Islands Police also arrested two people.

Officers carried out the bust at a George Town address on Thursday. One man, 28, was arrested on suspicion of possession of ganja with intent to supply and the second man, 25, was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the possession of ganja.

Both men have been released on bail pending further enquiries. Two other men believed to be connected to the drugs are wanted on suspicion of importation of ganja and possession with intent to supply and are currently being sought by police.

This operation follows the earlier seizure of 24 pounds of ganja which was made on Monday (June 22), bringing the total amount of ganja seized this week to 220lbs.

Officers have also confiscated a 32-foot Jamaican canoe fitted with 1 x 65 horse power engine. The suspicious vessel was reported to police and found abandoned in the water in the Prospect area. The vessel has been seized and will be forensically examined.

‘We believe the ganja we have taken off the streets came into Cayman very recently on this canoe,’ said Superintendent Kurt Walton. ‘If anyone recognizes the canoe or has any information about its recent movements we would very much appreciate them coming forward or contacting us anonymously.’

In a separate incident on Thursday a man was arrested on suspicion of cultivating ganja following a search of his house in Newlands. The 23-year-old was arrested by DTF officers after they found 17 Ganja trees.

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