Thursday 16 July, 2020

Jamaican charged after drugs & guns found near canoe

Recovered canoe on Spotts beach

Recovered canoe on Spotts beach

A man has been charged after guns, ganja and ammunition were found close to a Jamaican-style canoe on a local beach.

Just after 5 am on Thursday May 21, police officers were on patrol when they came upon a Jamaican-style canoe in the Spotts Beach area of Shamrock Road. A search of the location was conducted and several packages were located and seized by police.

The packages contained suspected ganja and two handguns, along with live rounds of ammunition.

The police immediately initiated a search for the crew of the vessel that was found, which had apparently landed illegally. Just after 11 am Thursday morning, a 46-year-old man from Jamaica was located and arrested on suspicion of illegal landing, importation of an unlicensed firearm and other firearm related offenses, as well as being concerned in the importation of ganja and other drug-related offenses.

On Saturday, May 23, the Jamaican National arrested in relation to this incident was formally charged for 2 Counts of Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm, Possession of Unlicensed Firearm (Ammunition), Being Concerned in the Importation of Ganja, Being Concerning in the Supply of Ganja and Landing in the Cayman Islands without Specific Permission by an Officer.

He appeared in court today (Monday May 25) via video link and was remanded in custody until June 8.

This individual is being isolated in keeping with COVID-19 security procedures.

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