Tuesday 7 July, 2020

American busted with container filled with firearms on the Brac

A 52-year-old American national was arrested on Friday for several firearm offences.

Reports are that during the inspection of a shipping container, a large quantity of ammunition was recovered amongst personal belongings.

According to the Customs Department neither the ammunition nor the firearms were declared to customs and they items were not accompanied by a firearms import permit.

Cayman Brac Customs Officers along with officers from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service later conducted a search of the man’s residence where two unlicensed firearms were recovered.

"I wish to sincerely thank Cayman Brac Customs and the RCIPS for their collaborative approach to this detection and arrest. This is consistent with Collector Clifford's and Commissioner Bryne's policy to promote and facilitate joint operations by our two agencies,” said Acting Collector of Customs Jeff Jackson.

"The Customs Department continues to remind the public that it is a very serious offence to unlawfully possess or import any firearm or ammunition. We ask that any member of the public who has information regarding this matter or relating to these types of offences or other crimes, not to hesitate to contact the Customs Department, “said Assistant Collector of Customs, Tina Campbell.                         

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