Customs and immigration officers ganja on board a fishing vessel that had been towed into the George Town harbor on Tuesday.
The 90-foot vessel, Shiloh, had been towed into the harbor due to mechanical issues earlier that day, according to a press release.
Assistant Collector of Customs Jeff Jackson said, “The seizure occurred after an initial inspection of the vessel using the Customs K-9 Unit drug sniffer dogs. The captain was informed of the alerts and what the dogs were trained to detect. A subsequent physical search of the vessel by Customs Border Protection officers found a plastic bag filled with a leafy substance inside music speakers. The substance later tested positive for ganja.”
Two crew members are under investigation in relation to the seizure.
Immigration officials have processed all 32 crew members and temporarily admitted them to the Cayman Islands.