Police search septic system for drugs

A combined police, customs and immigration operation conducted in Cayman Brac Friday resulted in the arrest of 4 people and the seizure of several individually wrapped packages of ganja.

The raid was carried out at a government trailer home in Watering Place, North East Bay.

Three men, aged 24, 31 and 39, and a 28-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of various drugs offences including possession of ganja with intent to supply, possession of ganja and consumption of ganja.

One of the four was also arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods, and police said some electronic equipment was seized in the raid.

All four suspects have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Police said during the raid, one of the men attempted to destroy the drugs by flushing it down the toilet. However, with the help of the Public Works Department the septic system was removed and examined and the packages of ganja were recovered.

‘We will do whatever it takes to gather evidence and arrest people as part of the ongoing fight against drug offenders in Cayman Brac and Little Cayman,’ Royal Cayman Islands Police Chief Inspector Malcolm Kay said. ‘Anyone who sells, imports or uses drugs in the Sister Islands can expect a visit from the police.’