Police: Drug boat seized

Three Jamaican nationals were arrested after the Royal Cayman Islands Police Marine Unit intercepted a boat carrying drugs and ammunition in East End.

Around 9.40pm Tuesday, Marine Unit officers were on patrol aboard the craft ‘Niven D’ in the waters off East End when they spotted a canoe inside the reef. Police said they immediately initiated a land, air and sea operation involving officers from the Eastern Districts, the Uniform Support Group and the RCIPS helicopter.

As the drugs boat landed, police said officers chased and arrested the three Jamaican nationals who had been on board the canoe. Several rounds of ammunition and approximately 300 pounds of ganja were recovered.

The men are in custody on suspicion of illegal entry and importation of ganja.

“This operation clearly demonstrates how a well-coordinated air, land and sea response can be successful in stopping drugs and ammunition reaching the streets of the Cayman Islands and causing devastation in our communities,” said Acting RCIPS Superintendent Richard Barrow.

Information can be passed via the RCIPS tip-line 949-7777 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS).


  1. Really now, with a judiciary system like the one we have here, doubt it, it’s all tied in, drugs, lawyers for and against, judges, the Jamaican lodge, the status grants, the rich and poor is getting wider every day, Caymanian are getting more frustrated with becoming second class citizen in their own island, many cant feed their families, I could on and on…….

  2. I congradulate the Police Force on this. Good team work. I am especially happy about the amunitions found. Let us see what the Judges will do, especially on the ammunitions found. Scary.

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