Tuesday 21 January, 2020

3 Jamaicans nabbed in Cayman; gun and ganja recovered from canoe

Three Jamaican nationals were nabbed after a vessel they were travelling in was intercepted by the Joint Marine Unit of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) on Friday.

The men tried to evade capture by speeding off; however, they were later spotted by the Air Operations Unit who saw the men throwing packages overboard.

Following a short pursuit, officers aboard the JMU vessel intercepted the canoe and detained the men.

A search of the area was conducted and several packages containing ganja were recovered.

During a search of the packages, a .38 caliber revolver handgun and 49 rounds of .38 caliber ammunition were found.

According to the RCIPS, the estimated total weight of the packages is 250lbs, with a minimum street value of $650CI/lb, making the estimated value of the confiscated drugs around $162,500CI.

The men, aged 58, 41 and 37 were arrested and charged with being concerned in the importation of ganja and possession of ganja with intent to supply and are appearing in court on March 5.

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