Customs, CAL workers arrested for drugs offenses

A Cayman Islands customs officer and a Cayman Airways employee have been arrested on suspicion of importing ganja, Customs Collector Charles Clifford confirmed Monday.

The Cayman Airways employee was arrested in Miami on April 29 with another man as they boarded a Cayman Airways flight to Cayman, according to U.S. federal court records.

Mr. Clifford said the arrests came after a combined operation of customs and Royal Cayman Islands Police officers. The arrested customs officer has been suspended until further notice, he said.

“I will not allow the integrity of our hard working and dedicated customs officers and staff to be brought into question because of unchecked criminal conduct by any corrupt officer,” Mr. Clifford said Monday.

“Investigations such as this one must be prioritized in all primary law enforcement agencies for obvious reasons,” he added.