$350K of cocaine washes up in East End

Cocaine packages that washed up on the beach
Cocaine packages that washed up on the beach Tuesday are a reminded that drug smuggling in Cayman's waters has not shut down because of the curfew.

More than 50 pounds of cocaine, estimated to be worth $350,000, washed up on shore in East End earlier this week, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service revealed on Friday.

According to a RCIPS press release, just after 11:30am on Tuesday, 28 April, officers from the Department of Environment on patrol in the Colliers Beach area of East End came across a torn duffle bag containing taped packages.

The packages of cocaine were destroyed at the George Town landfill. – Photo: RCIPS

Police attended the scene and took possession of 20 parcels of cocaine, weighing just over 52 pounds. The RCIPS said the parcels were believed to carry a value of approximately $350,000.

“An extensive search of the affected shoreline was carried out by land-based officers, the police helicopter, and Cayman Islands Coast Guard, to ensure that no other packages had come ashore.  No other items were found during the search,” police said in a statement.

The contents of the packages were destroyed at the landfill with the assistance of the Department of Environmental Health, the RCIPS said.

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