Drugs stolen from George Town police station

After initially reporting that nothing had been taken following a July 13 break-in outside the George Town Police Station, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service confirmed Monday that a quantity of illegal drugs were stolen from an evidence container there. 

RCIPS officers are currently investigating the break-in, which involved a container that police described as storing “old evidence” and “drugs awaiting disposal.” 

The initial press release on the incident noted padlocks on the container were removed, but that police processed the scene and determined nothing was taken from the container. 

Another official statement from the police released to the Cayman Compass Monday indicated otherwise. 

“In addition to pursuing the culprits of this break-in and theft, we are reviewing internal controls and procedures with respect to the handling and storage of evidence,” a police statement noted. 

The statement also indicated that the “actions of those responsible” for following evidence handling and storage procedures would also be reviewed.