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Following a complaint by a man who claimed police unnecessarily used force to restrain him, the Ombudsman has found that the officers had restrained him to prevent him from swallowing cocaine found during a search.
A New Jersey airport baggage handler has been jailed for 15 years after being caught in a sting operation involving a plot to ship five kilograms of cocaine from the Cayman Islands to the US.
Police last week incinerated 25 packages of cocaine, worth an estimated $300,000, that washed up on Little Cayman in early November.
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.
A family walking along South Sound beach on Monday evening found a package that appeared to contain cocaine and turned the discovery over to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.
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.
Taking the stand at Summary Court on Monday, a police officer recalled the night he says he caught a West Bay man with a bottle filled with cocaine.
Three drug smugglers arrested with hundreds of pounds of ganja, a loaded gun, cocaine and ecstasy entered guilty pleas in the Grand Court Tuesday.
Delays in the Summary Court sentencing of a convicted cocaine dealer, Wayne Carlos Myles, means he will have wait until October to learn his fate.
Camilo Osvaldo Naranjo pleaded guilty in Summary Court on Monday to assault causing actual bodily harm for an incident in which he allegedly kicked his former girlfriend in the face.
Police have arrested four people on suspicion of drug violations following a raid at an address off Town Hall Road in West Bay on Friday afternoon.
Former immigration staffers Stephen Wayne Hurlston and Oscar Lee Watler had their appeal of a conviction for possession of cocaine with intent to supply dismissed in Grand Court Wednesday.
Police say five people were arrested on Cayman Brac during this year’s Braccanal Carnival celebration, 17-20 May.
A man pleaded guilty on Thursday to possession of cocaine and dangerous driving for an April incident in which he drove a Toyota Camry into North Sound.
Marvin Gregory Grant, 36, was sentenced on Wednesday to five years imprisonment for a robbery on the beach at Morritt’s Resort in East End on Christmas Eve, 2017.
A 48-year-old man was arrested in Little Cayman on Saturday on suspicion of possession of cocaine and ganja.
Bail was denied on Monday for a man charged with possession of cocaine which was recovered after he allegedly drove his vehicle into the North Sound last Wednesday afternoon, April 3.
Former immigration staffers Stephen Wayne Hurlston and Oscar Lee Watler appeared in Grand Court Thursday to appeal their 2018 sentence for possessing 1.61 pounds of cocaine with intent to supply.
The cocaine importation case of David Karl Lobo reached its conclusion Friday in Grand Court when the customs officer was sentenced to 16 years in prison. Lobo was found to have played a “leading role” in a smuggling operation that brought 1.8 kilograms into Cayman in May of 2017.
A Grand Court jury chosen on Monday, March 11, was formally discharged on Friday, March 15, after Justice Marlene Carter said she had determined that the trial would not proceed any further.
U.S. Homeland Security agents shipped five kilos of sham cocaine through the Cayman Islands in a sting to catch a New Jersey baggage handler connected to an international drug smuggling operation.
A man with no previous convictions was granted bail on cocaine-related charges after appearing in Summary Court on Monday.
A prison term of 15 years for possession of cocaine with intent to supply was reduced to 10 years and two months after defense attorney Gregory Burke successfully appealed the Summary Court sentencing of Jolyon Arick Frederick, who had pleaded guilty to the charge.
Sentencing was adjourned in the cocaine importation case of Customs officer David Karl Lobo on Wednesday due to the delayed arrival of social inquiry reports and sentencing submissions.
A man accused of importing cocaine into the Cayman Islands without lawful excuse has had his trial set for May 13.
A Grand Court jury on Friday unanimously convicted customs officer David Karl Lobo on one of two counts of being involved in smuggling cocaine into the Cayman Islands.
The lengthy jury trial of David Karl Lobo, a customs agent accused of being concerned in the importation of cocaine, wrapped up Thursday morning.
Customs officer David Karl Lobo took the stand in his own defense Thursday and Friday, offering testimony in the Grand Court trial of conspiracy to import cocaine.
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.
An alleged conspirator in a plan to bring cocaine into the Cayman Islands gave evidence this week in the Grand Court trial of David Karl Lobo, 33, a Customs officer charged with conspiracy to import cocaine.
The Grand Court trial of David Karl Lobo, a Customs officer charged with conspiracy to import cocaine, began on Monday morning.
Ezekiel Nelson Carter, who is awaiting trial in Summary Court on charges of possession of cocaine with intent to supply, appeared in court Thursday in an attempt to revise his bail conditions.
A 30-year-old man appeared in Summary Court Tuesday on charges of importation of five pounds of cocaine to Cayman.
Attorneys have wrapped up their arguments in the trial of three men charged in connection with a robbery on the beach at Morritt’s Resort on Christmas Eve last year, and Justice Roger Chapple is set to summarize the evidence to the jury on Tuesday morning.
A woman “under pressure” to carry cocaine from Grand Cayman to Cayman Brac was sentenced to two years, eight months in prison on Monday.
A suspected drug trafficker died after swallowing pellets of cocaine with an estimated street value of $25,000.
Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Patrick Moran opened the Crown’s case on Tuesday against three men charged in connection with a robbery on the beach at Morritt’s Resort on Christmas Eve last year.
Jurors and alternates were chosen in Grand Court on Wednesday for the trial of three men who have pleaded not guilty to charges relating to a Christmas Eve robbery and possession of cocaine.
Ezekiel Carter, 33, appeared in Summary Court on Monday, when he was granted bail on a charge of possessing cocaine with intent to supply.
Police and customs officers arrested a 33-year-old man early Friday on suspicion of possessing cocaine with intent to supply.
Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn sentenced former Department of Immigration staffers Stephen Wayne Hurlston and Oscar Lee Watler to 12.5 years’ imprisonment on Wednesday for possessing 1.61 pounds of cocaine with intent to supply in October 2015.
Three men arrested in March for importation of 313 pounds of ganja and firearms will now be also charged with possession of cocaine, Crown counsel Garcia Kelly said on Wednesday.
Significantly increased levels of cocaine trafficking in the Cayman Islands were noted by Her Majesty’s Customs service, as well as the Royal Cayman Islands Police.
A man who planned to be in Cayman for one day ended up in custody for five days after he was charged with drug offenses at Owen Roberts International Airport.
A woman addicted to cocaine was sentenced on Thursday to three and a half years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to two residential burglaries.
A September trial has been set for three men accused of involvement in the cocaine robbery at Morritt’s Tortuga Resort in East End on Dec. 24 last year.
A West Bay man has been remanded in custody following a charge of burglary at a business premises in the Birch Tree Hill area of West Bay.
Two Department of Immigration staffers were convicted Wednesday of possession of cocaine with intent to supply.
Five individuals known to pilot shipments of illegal drugs back-and-forth between the Cayman Islands and other Caribbean ports are now in Her Majesty’s Prison, Northward, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service confirmed.
Possession of an unlicensed firearm and 123 grams of cocaine added up to eight years imprisonment after Javier Howell pleaded guilty to both offenses.
A man who admitted to bringing 1.8 pounds of cocaine to Grand Cayman from Cayman Brac was sentenced this week to 15 years’ imprisonment.
A cocaine case that started in 2015 almost concluded on Friday, when four men were scheduled to be sentenced for their various roles in a conspiracy to supply controlled drugs.
Javier Howell, 26, pleaded guilty on Friday to possession of an unlicensed firearm, six rounds of ammunition and 123 grams of cocaine with intent to supply.
A man who escaped police custody and then turned himself in was remanded in custody after entering several guilty pleas on Monday.
A man charged with having cocaine at Owen Roberts International Airport last year pleaded guilty on Wednesday to possession with intent to supply more than one pound, 12 ounces of the illegal drug.
Fred Ollen McLaughlin was refused bail on Friday afternoon after appearing in Summary Court in connection with the Christmas Eve robbery at an East End beach involving 50 to 60 pounds of cocaine.
This was not the kind of “white Christmas” that Bing Crosby was singing about. A resort security guard was confronted by a masked man wielding a machete after tourists found several bricks of cocaine washed up on an East End beach.
An airline passenger traveling from Cayman Brac to Grand Cayman was arrested with about two pounds of cocaine Monday morning, shortly after his arrival at Owen Roberts International Airport.
Three men facing various charges of conspiracy to supply controlled drugs were found guilty of one or more charges after a Grand Court jury deliberated on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning.
Three men who have pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to supply controlled drugs appeared in Grand Court last week.
A local resident found 23 kilograms (50.7 lbs) of cocaine along the waterline at a Bodden Town beach Sunday morning.
Two Venezuelan nationals imported cocaine into the Cayman Islands by swallowing packages of the drug in liquid form, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Patrick Moran said on Friday.
Three Venezuelan nationals appeared in Summary Court Thursday when they all pleaded guilty to importing cocaine.
Two people pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of possessing cocaine and ganja with intent to supply; they had their trial set for May 3. The defendants, Canute Sebastian Nairne and Laura Marie Quinn, were stopped by police on the morning of Dec. 27, 2016, along the Esterley Tibbetts Highway.
Two people stopped in a vehicle check on Boxing Day appeared in Summary Court on Thursday accused of possessing drugs with intent to supply and possessing approximately $7,000 as criminal property.
A police raid Tuesday at a Windsor Park home led to three arrests and found substances believed to be ganja and cocaine. A firearm was also recovered in the search, Royal Cayman Islands Police said.
Three people were sentenced Wednesday after admitting they conspired with Alexander Adrian Ebanks to supply controlled drugs. Ebanks was sentenced last month to 6 1/2 years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to offenses that included seven charges of conspiracy to supply controlled drugs.
The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal reduced from 12 years to 10 the sentence imposed on Kenecia Melissa Millwood after she was found guilty of importing over six pounds of cocaine in 2014. Attorney Amelia Fosuhene argued successfully on Thursday that 12 years was manifestly excessive.
Seven people appeared in Grand Court on Friday accused of conspiring with Alexander Adrian Ebanks to supply controlled drugs. All were given return dates, with two who pleaded guilty coming back for sentencing on Sept. 28.
Alexander Adrian Ebanks was sentenced on Thursday to 6.5 years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to offenses that included seven charges of conspiracy to supply controlled drugs.
Alexander Adrian Ebanks, 25, pleaded guilty in Grand Court on Monday to conspiracy to import a kilo of cocaine.
A driver stopped by police on May 19 was granted bail on Tuesday following his appearance in Summary Court for charges that include possession of cocaine with intent to supply.
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