Police officers make $1 million ganja bust

Police located the drifting boat some 50 miles east of Grand Cayman.

Local police seized a half-ton of ganja worth an estimated $1 million from a boat that was drifting 50 miles east of Grand Cayman.

Police estimate that the ganja weighs 1,000 more than pounds and has a street value of $1 million.

According to a Royal Cayman Islands Police Service news release, on Wednesday, police sent officers from the Joint Marine Unit, supported by the Air Operations Unit, in response to a report of “a vessel adrift some miles off the coast of Grand Cayman”.

At about 4:30pm, police located the boat drifting about 50 miles east of Grand Cayman. “Joint Marine Unit officers aboard the MV Mark Luke came alongside the vessel and observed what appeared to be a substantial amount of ganja in numerous packages on board,” according to police.

Two male Jamaican nationals, ages 33 and 59, were aboard the drifting vessel. They were arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking. Police seized the boat and its contents. The men are in custody while police continue the investigation.

According to police, “The packages are estimated to contain over 1,000 pounds of ganja with an estimated street value of up to $1 million.”

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