An estimated 15 kilograms of cocaine washed ashore on Little Cayman on Monday, police say.
The 15 individually wrapped packages washed up on Point of Sand Beach on Guy Banks Road, according to police spokesman Adrian Seales.
“The packages have been secured and moved to Grand Cayman,” Mr. Seales said. The drugs will be documented and destroyed.
This is the third discovery of big cocaine shipments in and around Cayman since the beginning of April. Last month, fishermen found 23 kilos of cocaine adrift near 12 Mile Bank, and earlier in the month residents found a similar amount washed up on an East End beach.
Police data shows drugs have been reported after washing ashore 26 times since the beginning of 2013. About 130 pounds of cocaine and 200 pounds of ganja have been turned in to Cayman police in that time.
“We’re happy it did not hit the local streets,” Mr. Seales said.