November 24, 2020

Overstayer in Cayman Islands arrested

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From departments of Customs, Immigration and .

On Thursday, 19 October 2017, following a joint investigation and operation between Immigration, Customs and Police, a 21-year-old Jamaican national was arrested for overstaying in the Cayman Islands.

Officers from the three agencies raided a residence in , George Town, where they suspected illegal immigrants were being harboured and other criminal activities were taking place. During the search, officers also recovered small amounts of drug paraphernalia.

“The collaboration between Immigration, Customs and Police has been going from strength to strength. The combined results to date are pleasing and we look forward to increasing our capability against those wanting to contravene the laws of the Cayman Islands,” said Deputy Chief Immigration Officer Garfield Wong.

Deputy Collector of Customs Jeff Jackson, who has responsibility for the Customs Border Protection Portfolio, said: “Our strong partnership with Police, Immigration and other law enforcement agencies provides opportunities to be more effective in protecting our borders and the results over the past months speak for themselves.”

This joint investigation is ongoing, and Immigration, Customs and Police urge anyone with information about drug trafficking, illegal immigrants or other criminal activities to contact them, or to report anonymously. Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via the at 949-7777 or via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online at the link: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=681.

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