A man and two women were arrested overnight Tuesday after prison officers captured a suspect who they said was tossing packages of ganja over the wall at Her Majesty’s Prison, Northward.

The man was caught around midnight with a number of small plastic bags containing a substance believed to be ganja, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service reported. He was arrested on suspicion of trespassing, drug possession and weapons possession, police said.

RCIPS officers also located a car nearby that had been spotted by prison officers during the ganja tossing incident.

Police searched the car and recovered “trace amounts” of a substance expected to be ganja in it, officers reported. Two women in the vehicle were also arrested in connection with the incident.

Deputy Prisons Director Daniel Greaves said the combined police-prison response was an example of good coordination between law enforcement agencies.

“All attempts to smuggle ganja into this prison will not be tolerated and will be met with the same response,” Mr. Greaves said.

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