Tuesday 20 October, 2020

52 pounds of substance believed to be cocaine washes up on East End

Packages of a substance believed to be cocaine washed up on the shores of East End on Tuesday.

Just after 11.30 am on April 28, officers from the Department of Environment were on patrol in the Collier’s Beach area of East End when they came across a torn duffle bag containing taped packages. 
 
Police attended the location and took possession of twenty (20) parcels believed to contain cocaine, weighing just over 52lbs.  The parcels are believed to carry a value of approximately $350,000.00 CI.
 
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. 
 
Subsequently, the contents of the packages were destroyed at the landfill with the assistance of the Department of Environmental Health. 

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