Pistol seized in customs search

Cayman Islands customs officers seized an unlicensed 22-caliber pistol during a routine search last week.  

The weapon was found stored inside a sealed container that had been brought to a residence in George Town. The two individuals responsible for the container were arrested on Dec. 30.  

Assistant Customs Collector Marlon Bodden said a 51-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman had a number of their personal effects in the container where the weapon was found. They had not been charged as of press time.  

Mr. Bodden said customs officials did not believe the 22-caliber pistol was connected to any other incidents of weapons shipments to Cayman and appeared to be a “one off” situation.  

He said the customs officers involved in the search should be commended for their vigilance during what was an otherwise routine sealed container search.  

“We don’t just rely on our electronic scanner [for container searches],” Mr. Bodden said.  

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