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Cayman Islands Government

Another Arrest for Hashish

On Tuesday 5th August 2014, HM Customs Officers arrested one male passenger who arrived in the Cayman Islands on a flight from Jamaica, for possession and importation of cannabis resin known as hashish.

The passenger, who is a Caymanian national, was returning home after a short vacation. During a search, officers discovered the substance, and after a preliminary assessment, the passenger was arrested. The male passenger is now on bail while investigation continues.

Deputy Collector of Customs (Enforcement) Marlon Bodden said “Following the first arrest for hashish in May this second arrest suggests that we could be seeing an increase or new trend through the Owen Roberts International Airport. We have a zero tolerance approach to any illegal drugs; we will maintain our concentrated vigilance and wish to remind the public that offences of this nature can result in imprisonment.”

For further information contact: Samantha Bennett - CUS