Saturday 11 July, 2020

Second Cayman Customs Officer arrested

A male Customs Officer was arrested on Thursday night for allegedly conspiring to import ganja into the Cayman Islands.

The Cayman Islands Customs Department confirmed that the recent arrest is in connection with two other arrests made earlier this week on May 14 of a female Customs Officer and a Cayman Airways employee.

In a release on Friday, Deputy Collector of Customs Jeff Jackson, who is responsible for the Customs Border Protection Portfolio, said officers will continue their probe into allegations of criminal and administrative misconduct.

"As stated so often before, the overwhelming majority of our staff work hard and make sacrifices every day to keep our country safe from threats to our national security, and this latest arrest of another Customs Officer should not in any way negatively reflect on the integrity, commitment and dedication of those hardworking staff,” Jackson said.

It was further noted that the Customs Narcotics Enforcement Team will continue its investigation into the conspiracy to import ganja into the country, and other related Customs offences.

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