Smugglers Abandon Large Amount of Drugs and Boat on Grand Cayman Shores
Police have recovered more than 200 pounds of marijuana from a boat and thrown over board in waters off North Side in Grand Cayman, Hype Life Magazine has learned.
Thirty-five compressed packets of ganja have been recovered in connection with the drug smuggling operation in North Side that RCIPS officers interrupted on Sunday.
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Detectives from the Drugs and Serious Crime Task Force (DSCTF) continued their search Tuesday for the four men understood to have been aboard a suspected Jamaican drug canoe that entered Cayman waters illegally.
The four men on board vanished, running off into the bushes in North Side. The authorities are hot on their heels.
An RCIPS spokesperson said that officers responded to the scene, retrieved the package of suspected drugs and searched the area. The package has now been taken into evidence and will be destroyed within 24 hours, the police added.
Both uniform and plain clothes officers have been searching on land and at sea where the drugs were recovered.
“The OSU department, K-9, Immigration. They are doing house to house search they are doing location searches trying to find these illegal persons,” said Detective Sergeant Charmane Dalhouse.
The detectives on the case said the four suspects could also be looking for a boat they can use to leave the Cayman Islands, as well as food and a change of clothing, and they asked the public to be on the lookout.
“These people are looking for clothing, for food,” added DS Dalhouse.
“Persons who have vessels, boats, [need] to be very vigilant because they are looking for a vessel to make good their escape.”