Monday 11 December, 2017

Bodden Town man nabbed with cocaine at airport

A 30-year-old man from the district of Bodden Town was caught with two pounds of cocaine at the Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) on Tuesday.

The male passenger, who arrived on a domestic flight from Cayman Brac,  was arrested shortly after landing at ORIA.

The Collector of Customs Charles Clifford that arrest was a result of a joint Customs and Royal Cayman Police Service operation.

 “We have once again seen the advantage of our strategy to significantly increase joint operations with our partner law enforcement agencies such as the RCIPS and Immigration Department,” Clifford said.

“ On this occasion I wish to thank the RCIPS for their invaluable assistance with this operation and our dedicated Customs Officers for their professionalism, determination and focus,” he added.

Assistant Collector of Customs Tina Campbell, who has responsibility for the Customs Narcotic Enforcement Team, noted that this was another fine example of progress which can be achieved when agencies work together.

“We expect more results such as this as we continue to strengthen our alliance to enhance border security efforts,” she added.

Investigation associated with the arrest is ongoing.