Police made a number of arrests in relation to drug and gambling offenses in the eastern districts over the weekend.

According to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, officers carried out two operations in response to concerns from members of the community about “antisocial behavior and illegal activity.”

On Friday, Jan. 25, they conducted an operation at Coe Wood Beach in Bodden Town where they recovered several lottery tickets, receipt books and lottery books, along with a quantity of cash.

Four people, including a 48-year-old George Town man, a 26-year-old Bodden Town man, a 26-year-old West Bay woman and a 56-year-old Bodden Town woman, were arrested on suspicion of unlawful gaming and possession of criminal property.

They were later granted bail as investigations continue.

On Sunday, Jan. 27, officers conducted a search under the Misuse of Drugs Law at an address in the vicinity of Further Road, North Side, in response to concerns from members of the community about the selling of drugs in the area.

During the search, conducted with the assistance of K-9 officers, a quantity of ganja and containers were found in and around the premises, along with a ganja plant. A quantity of cash was also recovered.

Two men, aged 56 and 24 of North Side, were taken into police custody.

The 56-year-old has been charged with possession of ganja and appeared in court Wednesday. The 24-year-old was granted police bail.

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