April 24, 2019

Cayman Islands Customs Airport arrest: Smuggling of ganja

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From Cayman Islands Customs department On Sunday, 13th January 2019, Customs Officers at the Owen Roberts International Airport arrested a 35-year-old, male, Caymanian, Department of Environmental Health employee for Importation of Ganja and Possession with intent to supply Ganja. He was arrested following his arrival on Cayman Airways flight 103 from Miami. The suspect attempted to […]

Cayman Islands Customs arrest for importation of cocaine

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On Friday night, 9 November 2018, in a joint Customs and Police intelligence led operation at the Owen Roberts International Airport, Customs Officers arrested a 30-year-old male Jamaican national on suspicion of possession and importation of approximately five pounds of cocaine. The passenger had arrived on Cayman Airways flight 621 from Kingston Jamaica. In announcing the […]

Cayman Islands Customs Warehouse employees arrested

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From Cayman Islands Customs Department Collector of Customs Charles Clifford has announced that two male Customs Warehouse employees were arrested yesterday, 5th September 2018, on suspicion of theft from the Customs Warehouse and related offences. One employee is 48 years of age and is from the district of West Bay and the other employee is […]

New Customs & Immigration Officers commence training

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From Cayman Islands Customs Department A Customs Basic Training Course for 12 new Customs officers commenced on Monday, 4 June 2018 following a recent recruitment drive. The new officers will undergo 18 weeks of training which will cover an array of subjects including, but not limited to, the relevant laws and conventions, investigative techniques, arrest […]

Cayman Islands Customs Officer and Cayman Airways employee arrested

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Cayman Islands Customs Department Press Release 14th May 2018 The Collector of Customs Charles Clifford has announced the arrest of a female Customs Officer and a Cayman Airways employee on suspicion of Conspiracy to Import Ganja into the Cayman Islands and other related offences. The Collector said that the arrest followed a joint Customs and […]

Senior Cayman Islands Customs Officer dismissed for gross misconduct

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From Cayman Islands Customs Department The Collector of Customs Charles Clifford has confirmed that a Senior Customs Officer has been dismissed, with immediate effect, as an employee of the Customs Department for gross misconduct. The misconduct occurred during an incident on 22 September 2017 both inside and outside of the Customs Headquarters and involved a […]

Cayman Islands: Two arrested for illicit drugs offences

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From Cayman Islands Customs Customs Officers arrested a Jamaican national on Saturday, 11th November 2017 at the Owen Roberts International Airport with approximately 2 lbs. of cocaine which was concealed in hair products bottles. The 25 year-old male was arrested for the offences of Importation of Cocaine, Possession of cocaine and Possession of cocaine with […]

Cayman Islands Customs new online system goes live

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As announced previously, today (Wednesday, 1 November 2017) the Customs Department launched Phase 1 of its project to transition from its legacy IT Platforms to its enhanced IT Platforms. Collector of Customs Charles Clifford said, “The transition will ultimately see the phasing out of the Customs Department’s legacy IT Platforms in favor of enhanced IT […]

The Editor Speaks: Sex toys

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What constitutes a sex toy? When the Cayman Islands Customs Department seized a number of massagers from Reflections because officers were concerned that they were sex toys it immediately opened a can of worms. Every massager can be used as a sex toy. In fact the most innocent and every day object in a person’s […]

New Cayman Islands Customs process will ease imports

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Customs will roll out a new online process beginning 1 November 2017 to make it easier for importers to clear goods electronically. “This will be the first phase of the business modernisation and refining process that Customs will embark on over the next three years. This initiative is aimed at delivering excellent customer service and […]