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UPDATE: Cayman police officers confiscate illegal drugs and firearm in 2 incidents early Friday morning (5)

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From RCIPS: Mon, Aug 8, 2016 at 9:32 AM

The man, age 35, of George Town, arrested on suspicion of Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm in the second incident described below (on Eastern Avenue), has been charged with same and will appear in court this morning. He has also been charged in connection with the 6 rounds of ammunition in the confiscated firearm, as well as 44 rounds of ammunition found at his home address.

From RCIPS Fri, Aug 5, 2016

During the early hours of this morning, 5 August, officers confiscated illegal drugs and a firearm in two separate back-to-back incidents.

Around 1:30AM, two officers on mobile patrol came across a car parked in central George Town with three occupants behaving suspiciously. The car was not in roadworthy condition, and when officers spoke to the occupants, all males, their behaviour and the odour in the vehicle caused officers to suspect drug activity. Officers searched the men and the vehicle, and found an illegal substance suspected to be ganja surreptitiously concealed to pass as a common commodity.

All the three man, ages 21, 19, and 17, all of East End, were arrested on suspicion of Possession and Consumption of Ganja, Intent to Supply, and other drug related offences. They are currently in Police custody.

Following this incident, armed officers were dispatched to Bananas Bar on Eastern Avenue, where a man in possession of a firearm was reported to be threatening others at the location. Upon arrival officers saw several persons in the parking lot, including the suspect. Officers requested to search his person, but he resisted. The officers deployed a TASER yet the suspect continued to resist. The crowd outside the bar grew in size, and additional units arrived on scene. The suspect was eventually restrained without incident and a search of his person revealed a loaded firearm.

The man, age 35, of George Town, was arrested on suspicion of Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm and is currently in Police custody.

This is the ninth firearm, and one BB gun, recovered by police officers since the beginning of the year.

The officers have been commended for their bravery and professionalism in safely restraining the suspect and recovering the firearm with any harm to the public and themselves. “This adds to a series of incidents involving firearms as of late when officers have demonstrated judgment and restraint by not resorting to lethal force,” said Anthony Ennis, Acting Commissioner of Police. “They continue to put themselves in harm’s way and demonstrate their training and professionalism.”

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