On Saturday, 14 June 2014, a 27-year-old male visitor from the state of Wyoming, USA was arrested by HM Customs Officers at the Owen Roberts International Airport in Grand Cayman after his luggage was searched and found to contain 50 rounds of 9mm ammunition.
The visitor claimed he was visiting the Cayman Islands on his honeymoon and had forgotten the ammunition in his bag. Subsequently, he was bailed to appear before the Summary Courts today (Tuesday, 17 June 2014).
HM Customs has confirmed that the arrest resulted from ongoing operations, which are designed to contain and control illegal activity at the Owen Roberts International Airport.
Collector of Customs Ms. Samantha Bennett said, "HM Customs remains resolute to controlling and containing criminal activity at our borders. The fact that 50 rounds of ammunition were found in a visitor's luggage is very concerning and the consequences of such ammunition falling into the wrong hands cannot be overlooked."
Anyone with information relating to this type of crime is asked to contact HM Customs' confidential tip-line on 1-800-534-8477 or email: HM Customs.