What, pray tell, is going on with our law enforcement services?
The Caymanian Compass has learned through court papers received from
the United States that there have been reports of two additional shipments of
illegal firearms from South Florida in late 2008 and early 2009.
While the ruling from US District Court Judge Robin Rosenbaum names
Mikkyle Brandon Leslie, aka Brandon Leslie Ebanks, and orders him to be
detained in the US until his trial date, the Caymanian Compass has declined to
publish the names of three others identified in the order for legal reasons and
to protect any witnesses from potential retaliation.
We appreciate what we have uncovered is huge and has more than a few
However, our over-arching question in all of this is: ‘Where has our
law enforcement been while illegal guns were smuggled into the Cayman Islands
in refrigerators and other household items?’
The US federal court records go into detail about how people bought
firearms here from Florida on more than one occasion.
We know from the records that in at least one incident a gun smuggled
from Florida was used in a crime on Grand Cayman.
How can the United States Government know that illegal firearms are
being shipped from Florida to Cayman without anyone having knowledge of the
crime on our shores? We’ve long heard rumours over the years that certain
individuals in police and customs have been aware of the illegal guns coming to
Cayman. Surely, the local police must have these same reports.
It is evident that there are some folk who have some explaining to do
with regards to this case.
Now the United States is investigating and it’s the big boys taking a
look at what’s going on here.
We don’t know where this will all end or what the fallout will be, but
we can be sure of one thing; those who are leading our law enforcement services
need to speak up, and do so now.