Sunday 25 October, 2020

Cayman: Marijuana found in shipment of food items

The Customs & Border Control Service (CBC) has reported that a shipment of assorted food items which arrived from Canada revealed a quantity of marijuana concealed in food packaging.

The shipment was selected for inspection by a CBC officer on September 1.

Upon inspection of a number of sealed and labeled cans which purportedly contained soup, CBC officers recovered approximately 15 lbs of ganja inside the cans. 

On September 9, a 29 year old Caymanian male was arrested on suspicion of importation of ganja in the shipment of food items from Canada.

Director of CBC Charles Clifford applauded his officers for their diligence and consistency. 

“This most recent seizure of drugs is another example of the efficacy of our strategy to transition from the traditional gatekeepers approach to an intelligence-led, risk management methodology,” he said.

Director Clifford has indicated that this remains an active investigation which could result in further arrests.


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