Five charged in drug boat bust

Royal Cayman Islands Police have charged five people with drug-related offences following the seizure of a boat and over 600 pounds of ganja last week.

The five men were arrested during an operation which took place Tuesday, 8 September.

They are: 30-year-old Henry Heron from Hanover Jamaica; 20-year-old Shawn Reid from Westmoreland, Jamaica; 37-year-old Jasper Stewart from Portland, Jamaica; 55-year-old Cleveland Meldon Roxgoughly from Westmoreland, Jamaica and 39-year-old Densel Vic Barnes, from Prospect, Grand Cayman.

The five appeared in court Tuesday and were due to return on 22 September.

All five are facing charges of importation of ganja, possession of ganja with intent to supply and possession of ganja. Two other men arrested during the same operation have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

The boat carrying the illegal drugs was intercepted off the Spotts coastline of Grand Cayman at around 12.30am on September 8 during an operation by law enforcement departments including the Drugs Task Force, Uniform Support Group, joint Customs, Immigration and Police Marine Unit and the Air Operations Unit.