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Successful Joint Operation

A joint operation was initiated by immigration, customs and police officers resulting in a drug bust and an arrest.

On Friday, 18 August 2017 a successful joint tactical operation was initiated by immigration, customs and police officers resulting in a drug bust and an arrest.

In the early afternoon officers with the Immigration Enforcement Division discovered that illegal persons were residing and concealing drugs in the Windsor Park area.

Immigration officers then contacted Her Majesty’s Customs and the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) Drugs and Serious Crime Task Force and Tactical Firearms Unit to assist in the planned operation. Within two hours the joint operation was developed and conducted by all three agencies.

Search warrants were executed during the joint operation, which led to the recovery of several packages of marijuana concealed in various locations and the arrest of one male Jamaican national on suspicion of illegal landing and possession of marijuana.

Leaders with the Department of Immigration commend HM Customs and RCIPS Officers on their rapid response time and their professionalism throughout the evening.

“I would like to thank the HM Customs and RCIPS Officers for their commitment to this operation, which ultimately has made the community safer both through the removal of these drugs and the arrest of the individual,” Deputy Chief Immigration Officer of Enforcement, Mr. Garfield Wong said. “It is important that Cayman Islands law enforcement agencies continue to work together and share intelligence to disrupt and dismantle crime.”

Anyone with information about immigration related offences are urged to contact the confidential information hotline at 1-800-LegalIm (1-800-534-2546), or email legalim@gov.ky.

For further information contact: Jamie Hicks