Customs arrest woman bound for Brac

A woman en route to Cayman Brac was arrested by customs officers at Owen Roberts International Airport last week on suspicion of carrying ganja with intent to supply, confirmed the Cayman Islands Customs Department in a press release.

Airport security alerted customs officers on Oct. 5 after they noticed a woman attempting to conceal some of her items. “The female passenger had several packages strapped to her body,” said Jeff Jackson, assistant collector of customs for enforcement.

Customs officers arrested the female at Owen Roberts Airport just after 5 p.m. on Oct. 5 and seized her packages. After further investigation it was revealed that the packages, which were wrapped in grey duct tape, contained substances resembling ganja. The female was subsequently interviewed and then released on bail.

“This is yet another example of the growing strength of partnerships between HM Customs and [Owen Roberts International Airport] Security personnel. We remain resolved to ensuring, as far as possible, that the traveling public remains safe and to our zero tolerance approach to such criminal conduct and activity,” said Collector of Customs Samantha Bennett.

According to the customs department, the investigation is ongoing.

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