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).