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Cayman's new police helicopter landed on Friday.
Cayman’s new police helicopter is due to touch down this December and it is coming at a capital cost of just under $10 million. Police confirmed the new chopper’s expected arrival time on Friday.
Hurricane Dorian left the Bahamas Tuesday after lingering in the area since Sunday night, and several of the country’s regional neighbours have begun putting together donations to support its recovery.
Police arrested five men in relation to importing ganja after officers seized 350 pounds of the drug in the early hours of Monday morning.
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.
Two individuals were evacuated from Cayman Brac to Grand Cayman by helicopter Saturday in response to separate medical emergencies.
During the last two weeks of June, the RCIPS Air Operations Unit conducted six medical evacuations to Grand Cayman from the Sister Islands using the new police helicopter.
Police have charged a 57-year-old man, of Cayman Brac, with possession of cocaine and ganja, following his arrest on the sister island on Tuesday.
Police arrested a 57-year-old man on Cayman Brac Tuesday on suspicion of possessing cocaine and ganja after carrying out drug raids on the sister island.
The helicopter, which will be used alongside the unit’s existing aircraft, is expected to be in operation by the middle of next year.
A woman in Little Cayman who sustained a head injury following a motorcycle accident was evacuated early Thursday morning to Grand Cayman by the Air Operations Unit.
Police seized 513 pounds of ganja and arrested four men on suspicion of drug offenses after officers of the Air Operations and Joint Marine Units spotted a vessel acting suspiciously more than 20 miles offshore early Friday morning.
A pregnant woman was airlifted from Faith Hospital in Cayman Brac to Grand Cayman Thursday.
Officers from the Joint Marine Unit of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service made an early morning drug bust on Thursday, when they came upon a pair of suspicious vessels in the vicinity of the Big Channel entrance to the North Sound.
Police have found five parcels of suspected ganja that washed ashore on Little Cayman, according to Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Public Relations Officer Jacqueline Carpenter.
Police have hired a second helicopter pilot to bolster the understaffed Air Operations Unit, which has been down to a single pilot since February.
Bodden Town youngsters recently were treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of police marine and air operations.