CRIME AND COURTS

3 charged after 980lbs of ganja found along West Bay coast

Three men were charged in relation to 980 lbs of ganja that was recovered by police along the West Bay coastline.

Public purse to pay for lost extradition battle

The Grand Court has ordered that money from the public purse be used to pay the legal fees of a man who successfully fended off a multi-year extradition battle to the United States.

Beach cocaine robber’s conviction upheld by appeals court

The Court of Appeal has upheld the conviction of a machete-wielding robber, who stole several packages of cocaine which washed ashore at an East End resort.

HSA security staffers on trial for fraud

Two government employees accused of defrauding the Health Services Authority of thousands of dollars found themselves on trial in the Grand Court earlier today.

Police search West Bay coastline for drugs

Police officers are searching the shoreline and water for ganja packages that were dropped from a drug boat on Thursday morning.

Man jailed for 10 years in gun charge

Dean Ryan Derby has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for possession of a 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun and nine rounds of ammunition.

Appeal court overturns indecent assault conviction

A man who was convicted of groping a woman while she slept, has had his conviction overturned by the Court of Appeal, which ruled the trial judge had misdirected the jury prior to their deliberations.

Man arrested after ganja found in soup cans

A 29-year-old Caymanian man was arrested after Customs and Border Control officers discovered ganja hidden in shipment of canned soups earlier this month.

Stabbing suspect surrenders to police

A suspect who was being sought in relation to a stabbing in George Town on 24 Aug. turned himself into the police on Monday.

Wanted man arrested

Police have arrested wanted man Conway Clive Whittaker.